Cat's CradlePaperback - 2010
Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most important works--and Vonnegut at his very best.
"[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist."-- Harper's Magazine
"Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense."-- Atlantic Monthly
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The protagonist in Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions states "As I approached my fiftieth birthday, I had become more and more enraged and mystified by the idiot decisions made by my countrymen." One can only imagine what type of novel Vonnegut would write about today's polarized United States. Celebrate his 95th birth anniversary with these these top picks including never before publis… (more)
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In Kurt Vonnegut’s classic work of satire, narrator John sets out to write a book about the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. He becomes fascinated with Felix Hoenikker, one the bomb’s creators. John soon discovers that Hoenikker left behind a weapon even more devastating in the hands... Read More »
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