I am enamored with everything I've read by Tom Robbins... until now. This is the third time I've tried to read this in 20 years. I mean, how in the world could I find a Tom Robbins book this awful, it had to have been my own ignorance, but this time, Tom... It's not me, it's YOU. Worst effort I've seen by you with such a promising plot. Hard to believe but your snarkiness, sarcasm, and wit comes off more as self-righteousness, egotistical slobber, and sophomoric half-assed unthoughtfulness. Very, very disappointed in you. For shame.