A zany but moral mad scientist. Timemother night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. Campbell, Jr. A spy during world war iI, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. American Howard W. Reading vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal Dial Press. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer. But is he really guilty? in this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.
A great artist. Cincinnati enquirer “A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter. Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr.
The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
Of course there’ s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. Reading vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal Delta. The richest, most depraved man on earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side.
. Kurt vonnegut’s best book. He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it. Esquirenominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel
God bless You, Mr. With a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. Vonnegut at his wildest best. The new york times book revieweliot rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature. We laugh in self-defense.
The atlantic Monthly Delta. Dial Press. Rosewater is kurt vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything. Conrad aiken“Vonnegut was our finest black humorist.
Player Piano: A Novel
. A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future. San francisco chroniclekurt vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Gives us something to laugh about and much to fear.
The new york Times Book Review Delta. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality. Praise for player Piano“An exuberant, crackling style. Dial Press. Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma.
Life “his black logic. Dial Press.
Breakfast of Champions: A Novel
. Marvelous. Dial Press. Great product! What follows is murderously funny satire, success, racism, sex, as Vonnegut looks at war, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. Free-wheeling, wild and great. Vonnegut wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.
The new york timesin breakfast of champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. Uniquely Vonnegut. Publishers Weekly Delta. Dial Press.
Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Dial Press. Apocalyptic tale of this planetaTMs ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist. Satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. We laugh in self-defense. Atlantic Monthly Delta. A free-wheeling vehicle. 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. Dial Press. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, original theology created by a calypso singer, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.
. An unforgettable ride!”—the new york Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. Great product! . Original theology created by a calypso singer and a blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny future.
Galapagos: A Novel Delta Fiction
If he has no prescription for alleviating the pain of the human condition, at least he is a first-rate diagnostician. Susan isaacs, newsday “Dark. A dark vision, a heartfelt warning. The detroit free press “Interesting, engaging, sad and yet very funny. A madcap genealogical adventure. Provocative, arresting reading.
Usa today“a satire in the classic tradition. Original theology created by a calypso singer and a blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny future. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Dial Press. Satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. Vonnegut is still in top form. 1986.
And the full range of technical innovations have made Vonnegut America’s preeminent experimental novelist. The minneapolis Star and Tribune Delta.
Bluebeard: A Novel Delta Fiction
Original theology created by a calypso singer and a blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny future. Joyous, soaring fiction. The atlanta journal and constitutionbroad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn.
Satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves. Praise for bluebeard“Vonnegut is at his edifying best.
The philadelphia inquirer“The quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again. As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives. Kansas City Star Delta. Ranks with vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond. He displays all his talents—satire, ridicule, irony, slapstick, and even a shaggy dog story of epic proportions.
The cincinnati post “kurt Vonnegut is a voice you can trust to keep poking holes in the social fabric. San francisco chronicle “It has the qualities of classic Bosch and Slaughterhouse Vonnegut.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Original theology created by a calypso singer and a blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny future. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes–hamilton and burr’s deadly duel, washington’s precedent-setting farewell Address, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, the debate about where to place the capital, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence–Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history.
Apocalyptic tale of this planetaTMs ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist. Delta. Satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. In this landmark work of history, franklin, burr, washington, jefferson, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Adams, and Madison–confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.
The united states was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790 Dial Press. Great product! Dial Press. During the decade that followed, the founding fathers–re-examined here as Founding Brothers–combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government.
Slapstick or Lonesome No More!
Apocalyptic tale of this planetaTMs ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist. Dial Press. Original theology created by a calypso singer and a blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny future. Satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. A brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future.
Hartford Courant Delta. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all. Both funny and sad. Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut. San francisco chronicleslapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan and last President of the United States, a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.
Dial Press. Dial Press. Dial Press. Vintage Books USA. Just about perfect. Los angeles times “Imaginative and hilarious.
Jailbird: A Novel
Vintage Books USA. Dial Press. Kurt vonnegut has never been more satirically on-target. His imaginative leaps alone. Jailbird is a guided tour de force of America. His far-reaching metaphysical and cultural concerns. Satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. Are ultimately serious and worth our contemplation.
The washington Post Delta. Nothing is spared. Peoplejailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. Gleams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve. Cosmopolitan “vonnegut is our great apocalyptic writer, the closest thing we’ve had to a prophet since.
. Great product! Dial Press. Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings—in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent.