I honestly believe that Tom Robbins is one of the greatest 20th century writers. The way he plays with language and comes up with these incredible metaphors is absolutely brilliant and definitely a lot of fun to read. He also has the whole non conformist, zen-like attitude of the beatniks and is a huge fan of thinking outside the box. I think Jitterbug Perfume is one of his best but would recommend anything he has written. You might not agree with everything he has to say but the way he says it will be enough to keep you happy. Just consider it brain candy.