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Cat's Cradle

Vonnegut, Kurt (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Cat's Cradle


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One of Vonnegut's major works, a young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. This is an apocalyptic tale of the planet's ultimate fate, featuring a cast of unlikely heroes.
Authors: Vonnegut, Kurt
Title: Cat's cradle
Publisher: New York :, Dial Press,, 2006, c1963
Edition: Dial Press trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: xiii, 287 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kurt Vonnegut
Summary: One of Vonnegut's major works, a young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. This is an apocalyptic tale of the planet's ultimate fate, featuring a cast of unlikely heroes.
ISBN: 9780385333481
038533348X
Branch Call Number: FICTION VONNEGUT 2006
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Report This Oct 30, 2013
  • ukiuq rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious book. It might have been written in the 60s, but it has aged very well.

Report This Sep 21, 2013
  • franzkafka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kurt Vonnegut - 'nuf said.

Report This Jun 15, 2013
  • JCLBeckyC rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Vonnegut was awarded his master's degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago for this novel. The fact that a work of science fiction is acceptable as a thesis in the study of anthropology--the study of humanity itself--tells you a lot about this masterpiece. I didn't think I liked Science Fiction, but this book changed my mind.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A strange yet entertaining book about the hollow lies of religion, the callousness of science, and the general absurdity of human life. Also, ice-nine kills.

Report This May 17, 2010
  • lisahiggs rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Why is this book on the Modern Library’s list of the top 100 English-language novels of the 20th century? I guess because it is really funny in an extremely clever way with a cast of supremely witty characters whose collective existence demonstrates how completely ridiculous – and hilarious – the modern human experience is. Other than that, I don’t know.

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Report This Oct 30, 2013
  • ukiuq rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ukiuq thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The first sentence in "The Books of Bokonon" is this: "All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies." My Bokononist warning is this: Anyone unable to understand how a useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either. So be it.

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