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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard City Books And Noise; Expanded edition (June 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977634000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977634002
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,094,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are very few ways to get inside the mind of a lyricist. One way is through reading their diaries, the other through sleeping with them. Eric's book is the more entertaining of the options. It's a raw look inside the heart and mind of a rock 'n' roll spiritualist whose struggles with love (Chaplin) and versus the world (Keaton) are laid out bare like an exhibitionist on a double-dare --Alternative Press Magazine

Raw and personal, brutal and bold. With elements of boyish humor, adolescent wickedness and rock-star charm --Metro News

the sound of a powerful new voice in contemporary American literature. Victorino's brand of punchy prose often draws comparisons to the likes of Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson. This debut collection of poems and short stories draws a dangerously thin line between the heartwarming and the horrifying... Eric Victorino then mischievously walks that line all the way to the last page. Defiant, triumphant, hopeful and wise --Amazon

Raw and personal, brutal and bold. With elements of boyish humor, adolescent wickedness and rock-star charm --Metro News

the sound of a powerful new voice in contemporary American literature. Victorino's brand of punchy prose often draws comparisons to the likes of Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson. This debut collection of poems and short stories draws a dangerously thin line between the heartwarming and the horrifying... Eric Victorino then mischievously walks that line all the way to the last page. Defiant, triumphant, hopeful and wise --Amazon

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Mr. Victorino compels you with his tales of true life through gritty dialogue and descriptive diction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shaian Mohammadi on September 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
When this book came out, I knew Victorino mainly for his musical passion ranging all around the SF Bay Area. A sense of excitement came over me when I found out this local artist had just completed and designed a book of virtually, his life story- in a poetic fashion. I always thought it was important to support local art, but when I actually started reading the book, I realized how sincere it was. In this book of poetry and prose, Victorino opened a wormhole to his brain so in a sense, the viewer can look at the world and art with an unbiased opinion. Sure, there are hints of religion, politics (more so, an important take on the left) and mind-opening narcotics, but like the universe, it is balanced out with the positive. Stories of love and lust are celebrated in this book, along with heartbreak and homelessness. All in all, this book is as good as DARWIN's THEORY OF EVOLUTION! I would also recommend this author's 2nd book, "Trading Shadows For Sunshine."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hollie Slagle on January 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
Coma therapy is captivating. Victorino's writing style is engaging, uninhibited, thought provoking, easy to follow, full of raw energy and emotion. He is able to tap into the shared human experience by expressing his own unique, individual experiences. Reading this fresh new work is like relaxing in front of a campfire, drinking a beer, and having a good conversation with a dear friend.

After reading each piece I was left with a different reflection, thought and emotion. Everytime. This is what a writer should endeavor to accomplish with their readers. Victorino's writing found a way to connect with me as a reader, however I doubt this was intentional. His prose is so personal that it reads like a diary almost. Perhaps that is the magic of it all?

Coma Therapy is a must have not only for Strata fans, but for the artists, lovers, dreamers, thinkers of this generation. I would encourage everyone, from all walks of all life, to add this book to their collection.

This book was entirely self published, which is quite an impressive feat in itself. Victorino deserves to be very proud of this project, and if you love great literature you should support him by purchasing this book.
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By Cody Dyar on March 6, 2014
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This is perfection in book form. I absolutely loved every short story and poem. Getting his next book as soon as possible.
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By caitlin on April 9, 2013
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i love this book :]
if you've ever dealt with dark emotions or drug addiction, it's like victorino is speaking for you.
it's a beautiful book.
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By Rose Waller on May 4, 2009
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I love this book. It lets you into the author's life through his short storie and poems. Eric Victorino is a very interesting person who isn't afraid to speak his mind and push the limits. I highly recomend this book, it is raw and captivating.
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By Hamrick on November 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
Imagine swimming in a deep cup of dark brown coffee. The smell of the thick liquid tantalizing to the olfactics, the taste rich and bitter all at once to the buds on the tongue, the visual of the slopping liquid so mixed with light creams and dirty mochas that it creates such an immense combinations of feelings deep in the mind. The emotions and feelings brought about from this book, are felt just as the feeling of, perhaps, swimming in coffee.
It's hot and sticky, steaming and burning, deep and dark, troubled and comforting, rich and bitter, light and dirty, staining to the mind and scalding to the senses. You're reaching for the edge of the cup (the pages) every second that passes, only to fumble back into the darkness so comforting and mind-numbing. This book will wrap you in it's liquid so drenching and overwhelming, you will beg for more.
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'Coma Therapy' is both hopeful and cynical; witty and serious; and brings all the boyish charm in the world with every brightly delivered line. With each story, Victorino pulls you into his past and makes you taste every detail as if the memory was yours. The entire book leaves no room for disappointment, and keeps you entertained until the very last word. From simplest of experiences to the most epic of events, whether it be about turtles in a pond or an unforgettable friendship with a drug addict plumber, 'Coma Therapy' flashes you a devilish grin and practically dares you to read on. And if you have any sense in your head, you will.
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By Daniel Nowicki on November 11, 2008
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Victorino takes on the world in this book. With stories about sex, lies, death, drugs, love, friendship, and religion, it covers the spectrum of all human emotions and thoughts. I smiled, held my breath, laughed and was nearly brought to tears (not an easy feat, mind you). Currently on my fourth or fifth time through I still do all of those things. The descriptive nature of his writing, and the journalistic diary type content will keep you reading it over and over. BUY THIS BOOK.
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