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Player Piano

Player Piano© 1952 Kurt Vonnegut352 pages “I’d be in exile now, but everywhere’s the same…”      Not since the roaring twenties was American society so giddily obsessed with newfangled stuff than in the 1950s.  Americans were awash in material prosperity, … Continue reading

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Timequake

Timequake© 1997 Kurt Vonnegut219 pages Timequake may be the oddest novel I’ve ever read. Scratch that: it is the oddest novel I’ve ever read, but despite its utter lunacy I loved it anyway, because it is so much the product of its … Continue reading

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Fates Worse than Death

Fates Worse than Death © 1990 Kurt Vonnegut 240 pages Kurt Vonnegut’s Fates Worse than Death is a collection of semi-autobiographical essays that function as reflections of portions of Vonnegut’s life. The essay texts come chiefly from lectures given by … Continue reading

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Bagombo Snuff Box

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Fiction © 1999 Kurt Vonnegut 295 pages For some reason, I enjoy reading Kurt Vonnegut. I find his novels and most of the short stories I’ve read of his hard to follow, but I enjoy them … Continue reading

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Armageddon in Retrospect

Armageddon in Retrospect© 2008 Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Trust232 pages. Reading and writing are in themselves subversive acts. What they subvert is the notion that things have to be the way they are, that you are alone, that no one has … Continue reading

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Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons

Wampeters, Foma, and Grandfollons (Opinions)© 1974 Kurt VonnegutBantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, NY I began this week with a collection of essays by and interviews with the late Kurt Vonnegut entitled Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons. The title confused my friendly community … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (3/9)

Books this Update: Jailbird, Kurt Vonnegut The Ascent of Science, Brian Silver Foundation and Empire, Isaac Asimov It’s Been a Good Life, Isaac Asimov For the Love of Life, Erich Fromm I began this week by reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird, … Continue reading

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This Week At the Library (13/8)

Smellincoffee003: I read my first Harry Potter book today.Potterhead: excellentPotterhead: and?Smellincoffee003: I kinda liked it.Potterhead: muhuhahahaha They’re out to get me! This is the library I have gone to all of my life, by the way. I literally grew up … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (6/8)

It didn’t take me long to zip through this week’s reading for whatever reason; the gods directed me to a select some very readable books, I suppose. The first book I read was Al Franken’s Lies and the Lying Liars … Continue reading

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