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B Is for Beer by Tom Robbins

B Is for Beer (2009)

by Tom Robbins

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I have long been a fan of Tom Robbins (I frequently quote Still Life With Woodpecker), and I love beer…. but this little book left me underwhelmed. The story of 6 year-old Gracie’s visit from the beer fairy read like an informational brochure for the brewing industry. Robbins’s wacky and wonderful descriptions shone through a few times, but not nearly often enough to satisfy me. The only Robbins book I have not wanted to read again. Sorry Tom… we’ll always have Mu. ( )
  memccauley6 | May 3, 2016 |
Gracie is a very curious little girl. She asks a ton of questions like most little girls, but her questions revolve around the beer that her dad and Uncle Mo drink. Her questions are never answered until she is finally visited by the Beer Fairy.

I thought this was a very well written book and in many parts hilarious. I am actually looking forward to the next Robbins novel. I think this book would be for anyone that enjoys the occassional brew or nice adult beverage. ( )
  welkeral | Mar 20, 2016 |
quick read. funny at times. so-so ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Prior to reading this book I had never read anything written by him. After reading this book, I doubt I will read anything more written by him.

Funny? No. Amusing? Slightly.

A little girl who is intrigued by beer, accidentally gets drunk on the 6th birthday & pukes on her Hello Kitty rug.... In a drunker stupor she is visited by the Beer fairy who takes her on a tour of how beer is made, from the Barley fields to the brewery, to a Beer Festival.

Meh! ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Cute idea that started off well, but seemed to increasingly flail as it went along. ( )
  grandpahobo | Apr 7, 2015 |
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In this story for both children and adults, kindergartner Gracie decides to find out just what beer is and why her father likes it so much. Along the way she discovers more than she probably expected.

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