Tony Vigorito Nine Kinds of Naked

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Nine Kinds of Naked

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"As fanciful and inventive in its form... as it is in its observations. It fed tasty crackers to all the hungry parrots in my mental aviary." --TOM ROBBINS

Join cult favorite Tony Vigorito in his acclaimed, surreal whirlwind of a novel exploring chaos theory. A prisoner spins a playing card into a somersault, stirring a whirlwind that becomes a tornado that takes the roof of a church in nearby Normal, Illinois. Elizabeth Wildhack is born in that church and someday she will meet that prisoner, a man named Diablo, on the streets of New Orleans--where a hurricane-like Great White Spot hovers off the coast. But how is it all interconnected? And what does it have to do with a time-traveling serf and a secret society whose motto is "Walk away?"

"Linguistic gymnastics abound... Vigorito demonstrates once again that he's a wild stylist... startlingly original... an entertaining anarchist..." --The Chicago Sun-Times

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About the Author:

TONY VIGORITO is the author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed underground hits, Just a Couple of Days, Nine Kinds of Naked, and Love and Other Pranks. Visit TonyVigorito.com to read his numerous essays as well as extended samples from all of his books.

You may also follow him via facebook @tonyvigorito.writer, and instagram or twitter @tonyvigorito

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As fanciful and inventive in its form as it is in its observations. It fed tasty crackers to all the hungry parrots in my mental aviary. --TOM ROBBINS

Part quirky love story, part philosophical manifesto, and part metaphysical mystery, Nine Kinds of Naked is almost more musical dance than written word... right at home with the works of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore. --Sacramento Book Review

Channeling the spirited humor of Douglas Adams..., Vigorito's is a crisp, sardonic voice. --Texas Monthly

A whimsical tale of time, space, coincidence, and cause and effect. The author displays most of the linguistic acrobatics and playful rumination that made his debut a cult classic... In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Tom Robbins..." --Kirkus Reviews

A philosophical examination of the Butterfly Effect and the proposition that love is indestructible... It's like scuffling with a naked and unreasonably cheerful version of yourself... It's safe to say that no one corrupts the space-time continuum like Tony Vigorito. -- BILL FITZHUGH, author of Pest Control and Highway 61 Resurfaced

Tony Vigorito has grown a cult following of thousands for one reason--his stuff is fun to read. It's hallucinogenic. It's innocent, whimsical, sometimes silly even, but filled with the freshness and the freewheeling independence that made his reputation. -- Kris Saknussemm author of Zanesville

Nine Kinds of Naked is a wildly spinning tornado of beautiful fresh air. It'll blow its quixotic winds up your nose and make even the most cynical want to tear off their clothes and dance buck naked in the streets. -- Chris Genoa author of Foop!

Linguistic gymnastics abound... Vigorito demonstrates once again that he's a wild stylist... startlingly original... an entertaining anarchist... --The Chicago Sun-Times

A beautiful book, absolutely wonderful... hilarious... can't recommend it enough... --Ink & Quill

The acclaimed surrealist product of Vigorito's literary experimentation... A narrative roller coaster... delicately and masterfully interweaving numerous plot lines and an odd cast of characters... all described in chaotic, exuberant language. --Austin Monthly

A rambunctious romp through time and synchronicity, and a hilarious present-day parable on our brinksmanship existence. --Reality Sandwich

"A novel of ideas that also happens to be entertaining. And yes, fun. And like those maverick classics, Alice in Wonderland and GargantuaNine Kinds of Naked is as fanciful and inventive in its form, its structure, as it is in its observations." --Tom Robbins

"Linguistic gymnastics abound... Vigorito demonstrates once again that he's a wild stylist... startlingly original... an entertaining anarchist..." --The Chicago Sun-Times

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS

"Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"—Christopher Moore, author of Lamb and A Dirty Job

 



"Another whimsical tale of time, space, coincidence and cause and effect.  The author displays most of the linguistic acrobatics and playful rumination that made his debut a cult classic...In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Tom Robbins, much of the book is given over to philosophical musings about the connection among all things." (Kirkus Reviews)

"With this strange carnival of a book, Vigorito has scored himself a permanent plot in the neighborhood of the American surrealist novel. The breadth of his imagination and the sheer exuberance of his writing cannot be ignored." (Neal Pollack author of Alternadad)

"Nine Kinds of Naked offers ten distinct varieties of literary satisfaction, including metaphysical highjinks, libidinous lowjinks, hermeneutic mind games, Gordian plot twists, cognitive estrangement, linguistic surrealism, stylistic pyrotechnics, laugh-out-loud jokes, scrappy extrapolations, and the synergistic sum of the above. Acquire and read this demented epic before God has a chance to do so, for he is certain to condemn its polymorphous pleasures as sinful." (James Morrow author of The Last Witchfinder and The Philosopher's Apprentice)

"Nine Kinds of Naked is a philosophical examination of the Butterfly Effect and the proposition that love is indestructible. It's a tale of consequence, causation, and the logical fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc. It's like scuffling with a naked and unreasonably cheerful version of yourself in a time not of your own choosing. It's safe to say that no one corrupts the space-time continuum like Tony Vigorito." (Bill Fitzhugh author of Pest Control and Highway 61 Resurfaced)

"Tony Vigorito has grown a cult following of thousands for one reason--his stuff is fun to read. It's hallucinogenic. It's innocent, whimsical, sometimes silly even, but filled with the freshness and the freewheeling independence that made his reputation." (Kris Saknussemm author of Zanesville)

"Nine Kinds of Naked is a wildly spinning tornado of beautiful fresh air. It'll blow its quixotic winds up your nose and make even the most cynical want to tear off their clothes and dance buck naked in the streets."
(Chris Genoa author of Foop!)

"Comparisons of this novel to the works of Tom Robbins are both obvious and appropriate: the story meanders around in an entertaining manner, never getting too serious about itself; the characters are splendidly loopy, close to caricature but never quite reaching it, and the situations in which they find themselves are comic, dramatic, and everything in between." (Booklist 2008-09-01)

"Fans of Vigorito's originally self-published 2007 cult hit Just a Couple of Days will have a ball with this hyperactive, zany novel." (Publishers Weekly 2008-08-04)

Channeling the spirited humor of Douglas Adams’s 'The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy' series, Vigorito suspends the rules of time and space . . . Vigorito’s is a crisp, sardonic voice. (Texas Monthly 2008-09-23)

Vigorito writes in adjective-rich prose...[the] style makes for a lyrical adventure that complements the surreal plot. (The Daily Texan 2008-10-13)

Part quirky love story, part philosophical manifesto, and part metaphysical mystery, Nine Kinds of Naked is almost more musical dance than written word. Tony Vigorito’s book on life, and those things outside the boundaries of the traditional plane, is right at home with the works of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore...a quizzical and psychedelic look at the nature of the Butterfly Eff ect." (The Sacramento Book Review)

[F]illed with style and sarcasm. Incredibly, this is one of the few novels one could pick up at any arbitrary page and enjoy....Nine Kinds of Naked is an imaginative, amusing dive into the (literal) eye of a storm and is a fresh take on the "six degrees" theory. (The Knight News 2008-10-09)

Nine Kinds of Naked will remind many readers of such mischiefmakers as Tom Robbins, Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Robert Anton Wilson. (The American-Statesman 2008-10-19)

Fans of Vigorito's originally self-published 2007 cult hit Just a Couple of Days will have a ball with this hyperactive, zany novel. (Publishers Weekly)

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