[Reading] ➺ Cats Cradle ➰ Kurt Vonnegut – Budi2610.info

Cats Cradle Cat s Cradle Vonnegut s String Game Cat s Cradle, First Edition,Holt, Rinehart and WinstonPublished in 1963, Cat s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut s fourth novel I consider it one of the great satirical works of the 20th Century Often referred to as a modern Mark Twain, Vonnegut s view of American societyfully embraces a society and its group values, while Twain s targets for his biting wit werespecifically aimed, although with the same verve and joy in the revelation of the foibles of l Cat s Cradle Vonnegut s String Game Cat s Cradle, First Edition,Holt, Rinehart and WinstonPublished in 1963, Cat s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut s fourth novel I consider it one of the great satirical works of the 20th Century Often referred to as a modern Mark Twain, Vonnegut s view of American societyfully embraces a society and its group values, while Twain s targets for his biting wit werespecifically aimed, although with the same verve and joy in the revelation of the foibles of life Kurt Vonnegut circa 1963Placing the central character in a supporting role, Vonnegut opens Ca Another review in the KISS series Keep It Short, Steve In Anne Fadiman s superb book about books called Ex Libris, she divides readers into two categories those who keep their books in pristine condition courtly lovers and those who delight in marginalia carnal lovers I started out as one of the former conditio I ve read this book four times It s better than the Bible, because unlike the Bible, this book knows it s fiction. there are probably as many reviews of Cat s Cradle as there are stars in the sky, so no doubt there s little i can add that s of any value who cares i love hearing myself talk, so let s go for it well, this is harder than i thought it s as easy as describing why i love my favorite pillow or threadbare t shirt, or why i like rainy days as much as sunny days okay, here goes the inventiveness of Cat s Cradle and its bleak, absurd humor was incredibly eye opening to me in high school and there are probably as many reviews of Cat s Cradle as there are stars in the sky, so no doubt there s little i can add that s of any value who cares i love hearing myself talk, so let s go for it well, this is harder than i thought it s as easy as describing why i love my favorite pillow or threadbare t shirt, or why i like rainy days as much as sunny days okay, here goes the inventiveness of Cat s Cradle and its bleak, absurd humor was incredibly eye opening to me in high school I loved this book It turned out to be one of those easy to read stories that leave you thinking, and thinking, and thinking The science fiction aspect of the plot is not important at all It is the impact of power, knowledge and ritual on every single individual that made me want to restart reading it as soon as I finished I absolutely adore the creation of Bokononism and the development of a new language to suit the needs of the religion in the making.Margaret Atwood s MaddAddam experiments I loved this book It turned out to be one of those easy to read stories that leave you thinking, and thinking, and thinking The science fiction aspect of the plot is not important at all It is Vonnegut s best Many will say that it is and who am I to disagree It does include all the best elements of Vonnegut in his genius humor, dark and subtle, and sometimes not subtle at all, irreverence, absurdity blended with realism to create a surrealistic setting where the reader is cautiously intrigued by whatever is going on And the messages and themes, of love, relationships, responsibility, both internally and globally Also, like several of hisendearing works, this one remains tho Vonnegut s best Many will say that it is and who am I to disagree A group read with the following wonderful people Ashley and Erin Please let me know if I missed somebody.Before I start talking about the plot let me give you a piece of advice If after you finish reading this one the first question that comes to your mind would be , WTF did I just read it is perfectly normal and common You can imagine now how easy is it to discuss the plot Anyhow, Dr Felix Hoenikker happened to be one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb The MC named John whos A group read with the following wonderful people Ashley and Erin Please let me know if I missed somebody.Before I start talking about the plot let me give you a piece of advice If after you finish reading this one the first question that comes to your mind would be , WTF did I just read it is perfectly normal and common You can imagine now how easy is it to discuss the plot Anyhow, Dr Felix Hoenikker happened to be one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb The MC named John whose name comes up exactly once decided forced hired given a job to write a book about him At this point I have to stop and ask the following question I am going to do it lots of times here as everybody and their brother know it took a lot of brilliant scientists to develop the bomb How comes in the book Dr Felix Hoenikker was held solely responsible for When he embarks on a project to write a book about the creators of the atomic bomb, Jonah has no idea what he s going to unearth Dr Felix Hoenikker and Ice Nine, a substance that will instantly freeze any water it comes into contact with intoIce Nine, a substance capable of destroying all life on earth Can Jonah find the missing Hoenikker children and secure their chips of Ice Nine to safegu This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Most people have read Cat s Cradle, so I won t bother to try and hide spoilers Did you say you hadn t read it Well, what are you waiting for This isn t Ulysses, you know, it s short and funny So, now that it s just us people who know the book, I want to say why I disagree with the criticism you often see, that it s too fragmentary On the Told With Deadpan Humour Bitter Irony, Kurt Vonnegut S Cult Tale Of Global Destruction Preys On Our Deepest Fears Of Witnessing Armageddon , Worse Still, Surviving It Dr Felix Hoenikker, One Of The Founding Fathers Of The Atomic Bomb, Has Left A Deadly Legacy To The World For He S The Inventor Of Ice Nine , A Lethal Chemical Capable Of Freezing The Entire Planet The Search For Its Whereabouts Leads To Hoenikker S Three Ecentric Children, To A Crazed Dictator In The Caribbean, To Madness Felix Hoenikker S Death Wish Comes True When His Last, Fatal Gift To Humankind Brings About The End, That For All Of Us, Is Nigh


About the Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973


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