"Just a Couple of Days may be the most unusual, the most original novel I have ever read." TOM ROBBINS"A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"CHRISTOPHER MOOREJoin cult favorite Tony Vigorito in his award-winning underground hit chronicling the party at the end of time. A mischievous artist kicks off a game of graffiti tag on a local overpass by painting the simple phrase, Uh-oh. An anonymous interlocutor writes back: When? Someone slyly answers: Just a couple of days. But what happens in just a couple of days? Professor Blip Korterly is arrested, his friend Dr. Flake Fountain is drafted into a shadow-government research project to develop the ultimate biological weapon, and an accidental outbreak turns into a merry-hearted, babble-inducing apocalypse that will either destroy humankind or take it to the next step in evolution."Just a Couple of Days. From this seemingly harmless bit of highway graffiti springs Tony Vigorito's inventive debut novel, a madcap adventure of a sinister government plot and an apocalyptic vision worthy of Kurt Vonnegut... After being conscripted as the genetics expert for a secret military project, Dr. Flake Fountain, a molecular geneticist at a major university, is thrust into the (literally) underground development of a biological agent with the power to disable enemies symbolic capacity, leaving them unable to communicate. But Just a Couple of Days is no mere sci-fi daydream. Vigoritos research is impressive, and the narrative pops with linguistic acrobatics reminiscent of Tom Robbins Vigorito engages in consistently dazzling wordplay, and readers will eagerly follow the narrative as it moves beyond the conventional boundaries of storytelling An underground cult classic." Kirkus Reviews...
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Just a Couple of Days Reviews
Helped change how I view life. Every day should be lived to the fullest b/c you never know what could happen in just a couple of days...
Lately I am mostly annoyed by overly-clever narration, and this had a bit too much of that. It's about the end of the world, sort of, but not in the way you'd expect.
I was introduced to this book in college when given the option of selling it back for full price if I was unimpressed. Not only did I keep a copy, but bought another for a friend. If you are looking for a fun quirky thought provoking book, and are interested in delving a little beyond the words on the page, then this is a unique find.
God what a terrible book! Fantastic idea, such possibility for a great story, then it all fizzed out, like the author gave up.
There's an old Henny Youngman-esque joke - "We've been happily married for 10 years. Spread out over 50." Or something like that.
This book is a lot like that. There are 100 good pages in here, but the rest is the kind of thing you'd expect a crunchy academic to corner you with at a cocktail party, if people still have those. You'll listen, and in this case agree) but it's pretty obvious he's entertaining himself, not you. All very well within the plot, but kind of prickish to the reader.
I don't ...more
wish I could read it again for the first time
I don't know why I love this book so much. The vocabulary is pretentious. But then again, I'm a stuck-up prick and I knew what every one of those big words meant. It's a fun, little end of the world tale and you'll definitely enjoy it, unless you're hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobic.
What a great first half! Vigorito sets up the action spectacularly. Unfortunately the second half drags. This book was originally published by a very small press and could have used the talents of a big press editor. Many, many pages of the narrators views on the world could have been purged. Vigorito never gives you the chance to decide what you think of what is going on. He proceeds to tell you, over and over, what everything means.
Vigorito has some great ideas. I would very much like to chec ...more