JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS

3.68 avg rating
( 1,942 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780156031226: JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS

Blip Korterly kicks off a game of graffiti tag on a local overpass by painting a simple phrase: "Uh-oh." An anonymous interlocutor writes back: "When?" Blip slyly answers: "Just a couple of days." But what happens in just a couple of days? Blip is arrested; his friend, Dr. Flake Fountain - a molecular biologist - is drafted into a shadow-government research project conducting experiments on humans. The virus being tested - cleverly called "the Pied Piper" - renders its victims incapable of symbolic capacity; that is, incapable of communication. Is this biological weaponry? What would happen if it were let loose on the world? Does a babbling populace pose a threat or provide an opportunity for social evolution?This novel's absurd, larger-than-life characters speak in exuberant prose that is as satirical as it is playful, as full of implications as it is full of mirth. It's no wonder "Just a Couple of Days" has become an underground cult classic.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

  "Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"

"Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!" -- Christopher Moore "author of You Suck"

"Irreverent, whimsical. The final apocalyptic vision is a twist not seen since Kurt Vonnegut''s Cat''s Cradle. Recommended."

"A Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century. Just a Couple of Days is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing. " -- Richard Heinberg "author of Powerdown"

" ""Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"--Christopher Moore "author of You Suck "

" ""Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"--Christopher Moore "author of You Suck "

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS"A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"--CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of LAMB and A DIRTY JOB"This is the kind of literary enjoyment so many people say you shouldn't have, and then worry about when you start to draw larger conclusions from . . . I'd go so far as to say that this novel is 'folk heroic' and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves."--KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of ZANESVILLE

"A"Dr. Strangelove"for the biotech century."Just a Couple of Days"is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing. "

--Richard Heinberg "author of Powerdown "

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS "A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"--CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of LAMB and A DIRTY JOB "This is the kind of literary enjoyment so many people say you shouldn't have, and then worry about when you start to draw larger conclusions from . . . I'd go so far as to say that this novel is 'folk heroic' and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves."--KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of ZANESVILLE

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS
""Just a Couple of Days"may be the most unusual, the most original novel I have ever read.It reminds me of my own first novel, "Another Roadside Attraction, "in that it almost completely defies what we've been taught that a novel ought to be... If philosophical ideas wereharpoons, Tony Vigorito could turn every whale in Ahab'socean intofloating pincushions..." Tom Robbins"A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!" CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of LAMB and A DIRTY JOB"This is the kind of literary enjoyment so many people say you shouldn t have, and then worry about when you start to draw larger conclusions from . . . I d go so far as to say that this novel is folk heroic and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves." KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of ZANESVILLE"

"""Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"--Christopher Moore "author of You Suck ""

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS""Just a Couple of Days"may be the most unusual, the most original novel I have ever read.It reminds me of my own first novel, "Another Roadside Attraction, "in that it almost completely defies what we've been taught that a novel ought to be... If philosophical ideas wereharpoons, Tony Vigorito could turn every whale in Ahab'socean intofloating pincushions..." Tom Robbins

"A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!" CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of LAMB and A DIRTY JOB

"This is the kind of literary enjoyment so many people say you shouldn t have, and then worry about when you start to draw larger conclusions from . . . I d go so far as to say that this novel is folk heroic and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves." KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of ZANESVILLE"

"Like a technologically savvy modern-day Rabelais, Vigorito gives humanity a swift, playful, and long overdue slap on the ass."--Chris Genoa "author of Foop! "

"A "Dr. Strangelove" for the biotech century. "Just a Couple of Days" is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing. " --Richard Heinberg "author of Powerdown "

"This novel is "folk heroic" and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves."--Kris Saknussemm "author of Zanesville "

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS

"Just a Couple of Daysmay be the most unusual, the most original novel I have ever read.It reminds me of my own first novel, Another Roadside Attraction, in that it almost completely defies what we've been taught that a novel ought to be... If philosophical ideas wereharpoons, Tony Vigorito could turn every whale in Ahab'socean intofloating pincushions..." Tom Robbins

"A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!" CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of LAMB and A DIRTY JOB

"This is the kind of literary enjoyment so many people say you shouldn t have, and then worry about when you start to draw larger conclusions from . . . I d go so far as to say that this novel is folk heroic and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves." KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of ZANESVILLE

"

"A Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century. Just a Couple of Days is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing. " --Richard Heinberg "author of Powerdown "

"Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"--Christopher Moore "author of You Suck ""

Review:

"This novel is "folk heroic" and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves." --Kris Saknussemm "author of Zanesville "

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tony Vigorito
Published by Harvest Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156031226

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Vigorito, Tony
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1121396

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Vigorito, Tony
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00420888

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tony Vigorito
Published by HARVEST BOOKS, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Blip Korterly kicks off a game of graffiti tag on a local overpass by painting a simple phrase: Uh-oh. An anonymous interlocutor writes back: When? Blip slyly answers: Just a couple of days. But what happens in just a couple of days? Blip is arrested; his friend, Dr. Flake Fountain - a molecular biologist - is drafted into a shadow-government research project conducting experiments on humans. The virus being tested - cleverly called the Pied Piper - renders its victims incapable of symbolic capacity; that is, incapable of communication. Is this biological weaponry? What would happen if it were let loose on the world? Does a babbling populace pose a threat or provide an opportunity for social evolution?This novel s absurd, larger-than-life characters speak in exuberant prose that is as satirical as it is playful, as full of implications as it is full of mirth. It s no wonder Just a Couple of Days has become an underground cult classic. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156031226

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tony Vigorito
Published by HARVEST BOOKS, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Blip Korterly kicks off a game of graffiti tag on a local overpass by painting a simple phrase: Uh-oh. An anonymous interlocutor writes back: When? Blip slyly answers: Just a couple of days. But what happens in just a couple of days? Blip is arrested; his friend, Dr. Flake Fountain - a molecular biologist - is drafted into a shadow-government research project conducting experiments on humans. The virus being tested - cleverly called the Pied Piper - renders its victims incapable of symbolic capacity; that is, incapable of communication. Is this biological weaponry? What would happen if it were let loose on the world? Does a babbling populace pose a threat or provide an opportunity for social evolution?This novel s absurd, larger-than-life characters speak in exuberant prose that is as satirical as it is playful, as full of implications as it is full of mirth. It s no wonder Just a Couple of Days has become an underground cult classic. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156031226

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Vigorito, Tony
Published by Harcourt (2017)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0156031221

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tony Vigorito
Published by Harcourt
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 394 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.3in. x 1.2in.You are invited to the party at the end of time. . . An ambitious and exuberant antidote to the end-of-the-world blues, Just a Couple of Days has established itself as the underground classic of this generation. Hilarious, poignant, and delightfully subversive, this visionary satire of the apocalypse has been called a Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century. If words could dance, this is the story they would tell. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156031226

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.16
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Vigorito, Tony
Published by Harcourt (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0156031221

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Vigorito, Tony
Published by Harcourt (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780156031226

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tony Vigorito
Published by Harvest Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0156031221 ISBN 13: 9780156031226
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156031226

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book