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Another Roadside Attraction Themes & Social Concerns

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Social Concerns/Themes

The setting for much of Robbins's first novel is Captain Kendrick's Memorial Hot Dog Wildlife Preserve, the roadside attraction to which the body of Jesus Christ is temporarily brought before John Paul Ziller and Plucky Purcell flee the FBI, steal a solar balloon, and attempt to melt the dead body of Christ and the living body of John Paul Ziller in the sun's radiation.

All of this is recorded by Marx Marvelous, skeptic researcher, who in the course of the novel comes to learn about lifestyle, nature, and personal freedom from Amanda, Robbins's central character and heroine. These improbable events and unlikely characters provide Robbins with a vehicle through which he can comment on American culture and the possibility of a new, healthier and happier lifestyle.

Robbins argues that contemporary religion, as represented by the body of Christ, is dead and that mankind needs a different set...

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Another Roadside Attraction from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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