Magnificent vibration

by Springfield, Rick, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Why are we here? What is love? Is there a loch ness monster? Does God send text messages?

These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby, asks in New York Times bestseller Rick Springfield's debut novel, Magnificent Vibration .

After stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God. This launches Bobby on an unlikely quest, serendipitously accompanied by a breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp travel companion named Alice. Together the pair sets out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation-and possibly save the planet.

By turns hilarious, poignant, over-the-top, and deeply meaningful, Magnificent Vibration is a highly original novel about the biggest questions one man-or mankind-has ever asked.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Horatio Cotton has been questioning a lot of things lately. After finding out that his wife has been cheating on him with not one, not two, but a veritable Rolodex of strangers, Horatio steals a self-help book to figure out how to rebuild his life. He doesn't expect the 1-800 number scrawled on the inside front cover to be God's personal line, and he certainly doesn't expect to meet up with two other people who have purchased the same book, with the same phone number and the same results. This seemingly benign book was obviously meant to bring Horatio, Alice, and Lexington together, and they set out on a journey that just might answer all of their questions . . . and then some. Musician Springfield, no stranger to the literary world after penning his highly-touted memoir, Late, Late at Night (2010), branches into fiction with this novel. With shades of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) and the clever, self-deprecating wit of Augusten Burroughs and Max Barry, Springfield's highly original work is the rare antidote to the celebrity ghostwritten books often found on today's best-seller lists. Captivating, poignant, and hilarious, Magnificent Vibration proves that some of the most interesting stories can come from pretty unlikely places.--Turza, Stephanie Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "On the verge of committing suicide, Horatio Cotton finds God's phone number in a self-help book entitled Magnificent Vibration and proceeds to call the "S.O.B." (Supreme Omnipotent Being). The decision sends him on an adventure that involves him confronting his boss, getting over his extremely unfaithful ex-wife, meeting the Loch Ness monster, falling in love, and deciding whether or not to destroy mankind. Springfield does an excellent job with narrating in a distinct voice that isn't perfectly clear, but that fits well with the book's overall tone. He provides rich singular voices for his main characters and a great narrative voice that keeps listeners engaged throughout this comedic tale. On rare occasions, sound effects add color the story (a phone ringing and a contorted voice of God on the phone), but these scarce occasions seem out of place with the rest of the production. A Touchstone hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Nuns -- Fiction.
Americans -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Religious fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Language English
Notes "A Touchstone book."
Description 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781476758909 (hardback)
1476758905 (hardback)
9781476760049 (trade paper)
1476760047 (trade paper)
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