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Johnny Oops [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Levine
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Are you ready for something unique, something with an edge to it, something that questions your version of reality? Johnny Oops doesn’t know if he’s a charlatan, a prophet, a sex maniac, or even if he’s real, but he believes he’s delivering the word of God. As he crosses the country from coast to coast, it’s hard to decide if he’s more intent on spreading a message of caring and kindness, or in the personal dalliances he has with various women. Decide for yourself if the Dialectic Spiritualism Religion he proposes, which promotes touching others in their private essentials, is a philosophical concept, or an excuse for his unending escapades.

In my novel, Johnny Oops, the surprises come non-stop. Walk with Johnny as he lives with the raging aggressive genes of a genius, spawns a seven-foot tall giant of a son, two precocious telepathic twin daughters named Precious and Pretty and a one-foot tall inner self named Inny. Join him as he races from one reality to another. Discover whether Johnny really is a prophet who can offer salvation and redemption, or a charlatan who pretends he has experienced various rebirths and second comings.

About the Author

Arthur Levine is an observer of economic and social changes in the US as they affect the workings of our democracy, and a computer geek who envisions vast political changes taking place as a result of technological innovations on the Internet incorporating the use of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and virtual reality. He has a background in finance and publishing and is the author of the novels Voyeur Bomb, The Magic Pill, Wasn't Man, Johnny Oops, and the how-to book Husband Hunting. He is a former Director of New Business for Family Circle Magazine, and was the Publisher of TALK Magazine (Girl Talk). Mr. Levine graduated from The Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics. . He is a freelance writer living in New York City. He is married and has three children.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur Levine; 1 edition (31 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041KL52M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #969,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Arthur J. Levine is a spiritually oriented computer junky and writer who envisions vast social changes taking place as a result of technological innovations on the Internet incorporating the use of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and virtual reality.

He has a background in finance and publishing and is the author of the novel Johnny Oops, Sequin Boy and Cindy and the how to find faith book The Magic of Faith. He has also written Homegrown Terrorists, Voyeur Bomb, and The Magic Pill. He is a former Director of New Business for Family Circle Magazine and graduated from The Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics. Mr. Levine is married and has three children and seven grandchildren.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinner, saint, and everything in between... 23 Jun 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"Johnny Oops" is a fun, quirky read filled with colorful characters and many laugh-out-loud moments. The author, Arthur Levine, has given us a witty, well-written social commentary with great character development and a smart, offbeat plot. I will leave it to the reader to discern whether Johnny is a charlatan, a sex maniac, or a prophet. I will say, though, that he is one heck of a comeback king!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A coming of age story like no other... 23 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
If it can be said that a novel is a direct reflection of its author, then we can safely say that Arthur Levine is a genius.

A brilliant teen, Johnny Oops approaches young adulthood with the certainty that he is destined for greatness...but then, as with so many of us, hormones get in the way. At first he gives in fully to the girl he loves, but it rapidly becomes obvious that his intellect will not be ceded entirely to young love or young lust. Before long, Johnny begins to interpret his emotions and indescretions in a philosophical way, but its not until he shares his burgeoning erotic theology with others that his world truly spins out of control.

Come join Arthur Levine's hilarious Johnny Oops as he staggers out into the world. Though the women all want him, it's possible that society isn't quite ready for his magnificent formulations of religion. Of course, we all know it's only a matter of time...just ask his psychiatrist, his wife and any of the many other wacky characters who populate this fabulous book.

Uniquely spun, Johnny Oops is fast-paced and lots of fun.

Reviewed by "Maine's Other Author"(TM) Tim Greaton
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oops long, but rewarding, odyssey 4 Mar 2011
By James Blakley - Published on Amazon.com
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Johnny Oops is an offbeat odyssey through the disjointed life of a man who, as the title suggests, could be any one (or none) of three things: Charlatan, Sex Maniac, or Prophet.

Oops's greatest strength is writer Arthur Levine's obvious talent for rich, realistic dialog and deep characterization. The title character, Oops, defines 'multi-faceted', putting even the most schizophrenic cultural icons (such as Sybil) to shame with his near-infinite depth of shifting hi's and lo's, angst and arrogance. Levine also props up Oops with an equally strong supporting cast of colorful family, friends, and a few genuine enemies. Dr. O'Hara stands out as Oops's longtime psychiatrist (one of the few who frequently and bluntly gives his answer to the title question of what Johnny is). And Oops's battles to legitimize his Dialectic Spiritualism society are biting, hilarious socio-political commentary.

The only problem with Oops is its length (at almost 350 pages, paperback).It could have been 50-100 pages shorter, and still retained its strength. Instead, it's dilluted somewhat by a plodding pace (especially in the beginning). It keeps Oops from seriously challenging 50's Holden Caulfield and 60's Valentine Michael Smith for literary misfit magnificence. Levine hamstrings what could have been a seamless flow with extraneous details that may discourage readers with short attention spans. And t.m.i. may also[unintentionally?] define what Oops is, robbing even a diehard reader of discovering it for himself/herself.

But for those who can stay with it, Johnny Oops is ultimately a rewarding and mostly well-crafted character study that is a modern re-imagination of "A Catcher in the Rye" and "Stranger in a Strange Land", as it graphically presents a strong central character wrestling to control (and make sense of) the wild inner and outer worlds he has helped to trap himself in.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The rocket fuel of captivating fiction! 6 Jan 2011
By Kim Z - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is really different. I wasn't expecting all the twists and turns that led the main character, Johnny Oops from one coast to the other promoting his form of spiritualism and promoting himself as a prophet. Not for the faint of heart, Johnny proves time and again that he is more of a sinner than a saint. I was taken by his questioning of whether we are real or living in a virtual reality world controlled by some game master although in the end he holds true to his belief in God. This author has a distinctive voice, and for a first novel made me interested in reading more of his works.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JOHNNY OOPS IS ALIVE 11 Mar 2011
By J. D. Michael Phelps - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased JOHNNY OOPS (Kindle Edition) by ARTHUR LEVINE and once I started reading, I honestly could not take my eyes off the screen! I wanted to find out WHO and WHAT JOHNNY OOPS is (was). ARTHUR LEVINE has created JOHNNY OOPS who springs to life in the author's very descriptive words, with cinematic scenes and supporting cast of characters that the reader just feels like he/she KNOWS them. Many, many twists and turns that will have you laughing, and being held in suspence until you turn the page. I loved this book and hope Mr. Levine continues JOHNNY OOPS' travels across this vast land. JOHNNY OOPS deserves FIVE STARS and I highly recommend it.

Michael Phelps
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Great Book! 22 May 2011
By Rebecca Forster - Published on Amazon.com
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Don't be fooled by the cover. This is not science fiction but one of the best romps with an angsty teenager searching for himself through sex, psuedo-religion, sex and more sex. Wryly told, you cannot help but adore Johnny Ooops and hope that eventually he will find peace for his pysche, his soul and his manhood. If you liked Catcher in the Rye, if you loved A Confederacy of Dunces then you will adore Johnny Ooops. Highly recommended for those who like smartly written, terribly inventive, totally fun reads.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinner, saint, and everything in between... 23 Jun 2011
By Deborah A. Prestwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"Johnny Oops" is a fun, quirky read filled with colorful characters and many laugh-out-loud moments. The author, Arthur Levine, has given us a witty, well-written social commentary with great character development and a smart, offbeat plot. I will leave it to the reader to discern whether Johnny is a charlatan, a sex maniac, or a prophet. I will say, though, that he is one heck of a comeback king!
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