Below are reviews of my books
"A rambunctious romp through time and synchronicity, and a hilarious present-day parable on our brinksmanship existence." --Reality Sandwich
Nine Kinds of Naked is 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
"Linguistic gymnastics abound... This Austin-based madman...demonstrates once again that he's a wild stylist... startlingly original... an entertaining anarchist..." --The Chicago Sun-Times
"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... is right at home with the works of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore." --Sacramento Book Review
"Filled 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 a surprisingly fun read." --The Knight News (Queens College)
"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
"Vigorito brings his own playful sense of wordsmithmanship to this work of philosophical fiction that, while delivered in a quickly paced, frolicking adventure in fundamental lunacy, simultaneously offers a message of revolutionary proportions." --Modern Hippie Mag
"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 The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature and Never Mind The Pollacks
"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."
--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 innocent, whimsical, sometimes silly even, but filled with the freshness and the freewheeling independence that made his reputation... This book is the “work” of one of the least pretentious and most enjoyable to read novelists at play in America today. It’s OK to have fun while you’re turning pages. Really." --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 naked in the streets." --Chris Genoa, author of Foop!
"A neopsychedelic satire... channeling the spirited humor of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series..., Vigorito's is a crisp, sardonic voice." --Texas Monthly
"Vigorito’s style makes for a lyrical adventure that complements the surreal plot." --The Daily Texan
“Just a Couple of Days is a most intriguing book; well-written and daring. It's the kind of ground-breaking work we look for in these awards.” --Independent Publisher
“Just a Couple of Days is a lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!” --Christopher Moore, bestselling author of Lamb and A Dirty Job
"An amazing book about everything. You can tell the author had a great deal of fun." --Ana Matronic of The Scissor Sisters plugs Just a Couple of Days in an interview about her favorite things in Marie Claire. Click the attachment below to read the full interview.
“Tony Vigorito's inventive debut novel [is] a madcap adventure of a sinister government plot and an apocalyptic vision worthy of Kurt Vonnegut... Vigorito's 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 ” --Kirkus Reviews.
“Vigorito's...irreverent, whimsical style...has attracted a cult following... The final apocalyptic vision is a twist not seen since Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. ” --Library Journal.
“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. Tough luck for them. This is fun and meaningful. 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--and the ability to appreciate books that aren't neatly laid out for them by the New York mill. Real writing speaks for itself--and to us. This does.” --Kris Saknussemm, author of Zanesville
“Tony Vigorito's brilliant novel is a Dr. Strangelove for the biotech century, a witty and wise end-of-the-world romp that manages to be optimistic--even joyous--yet cynically dystopian at the same time. Just a Couple of Days is savvy, wickedly funny, and profoundly disturbing. An absorbing, thought-provoking read. .” --Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown
"Zombies and vampires and evil viruses, and nary a divine awakening in sight..." --Mark Morford plugs Just a Couple of Days in his column in The San Francisco Gate.
“Like a technologically-savvy modern-day Rabelais, Vigorito gives humanity a swift, playful, and long overdue slap on the ass... Just a Couple of Days is so damn good it's one of the books that made me want to be a writer.” --Chris Genoa, author of Foop!
“I was well entertained along the way... the writing is smooth and funny, and there is enough in the mix to get your mind pondering...” --Listen and Be Heard Weekly.
“One is immediately impressed with the book... Vigorito laces his writing with a satirical touch, adding levity to the heady subject matter.” --Columbus Alive
“Just a Couple of Days is unpredictably adventurous and singularly ambitious novel. Especially recommended reading for anyone with a literary interest in the surreal and metaphysical.” --Wisconsin Bookwatch
“[A] humorous apocalyptic novel... reminiscent of Tom Robbins... Vigorito has a similar facility in putting together colorful and creative metaphors... Just a Couple of Days provokes thought and laughter and shows that freedom is, indeed, a bigger game than power.” --Zenzibar.
“If you enjoy quirky characters, twists you didn't see coming, a story you will think about long after you've closed the book and find you can't wait for the author's next novel, this one is for you... Vigorito has an imagination you'll want to examine.” --Armchair Interviews.