Jitterbug Perfume

Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume
is an epic.

Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesnt conclude until nine o-clock tonight (Paris time).

It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle.

The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god.

If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.”

This is the first Tom Robbins book I ever read, and I absolutely loved it and desperately want to read it again. I am pretty sure it is the only Tom Robbins book we are missing in our collection.

status Copy #1 (4105): in
genre Humor and Satire ยป General Humor
publisher Bantam
publish date April 1, 1990
popularity checked out 11 time(s)


  • By Kryssanne Adams -

    I’m retraining myself to enjoy reading again after severely impairing my attention span; at this time in my life, it’s difficult to finish reading anything cover to cover. However, I had no issue with Jitterbug Perfume. What a joy to get lost in! This book has everything I want to zone out with: intricate descriptions of beets, the history of perfume, an invisible Pagan identifiable only by his wretched stench, and multiple stories woven together across multiple timelines. It all just works somehow.

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