a found letter

tom robbins

letter found in a thrift store First Edition of
Skinny Legs and All
dated May 1990

Tom Robbins is not my favourite author (neither is Jack Kerouac) but I've read all his books. I started with Another Roadside Attraction solely for the reason it was the title of the Tragically Hip's (hello Gord Downie!) now defunct traveling music and arts festival. Skinny Legs and All
was my next venture. I think I remember this one because I read it in the early 90s and although the prose irritated me the vibe had a personal sense of familiarity. Yes, I'm proud to have slept in fields and hung out at the Cottonwood Market helping friends sell burlap and vintage upholstery bags.

My favourite Hip album:

Road Apples

of course I can't resist Bobcaygeon, Wheat Kings, or Scared...