Breakfast of Champions: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - . 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.

Marvelous. Uniquely Vonnegut. Publishers Weekly. What follows is murderously funny satire, politics, racism, as Vonnegut looks at war, success, sex, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. Free-wheeling, wild and great.

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The Sirens of Titan: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - 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.

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.

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Mother Night: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - 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. A zany but moral mad scientist. Timemother night is a daring challenge to our moral sense.

Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Campbell, Jr. A spy during world war iI, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer. American Howard W. Reading vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal.

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - A free-wheeling vehicle. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, a complete, it features a midget as the protagonist, original theology created by a calypso singer, 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.

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.

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Player Piano: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - Gives us something to laugh about and much to fear. The new york Times Book Review. Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma. Life “his black logic. 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.

. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality. Praise for player Piano“An exuberant, crackling style.

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Bluebeard: A Novel Delta Fiction

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The Dial Press #ad - This is vintage Vonnegut—good wine from his best grapes. The detroit news “A joyride. 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.

. Bluebeard is uncommonly feisty. Usa today “is bluebeard good? Yes! . As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives. Kansas City Star. Vonnegut is more fascinated and puzzled than angered by the human stupidities and contradictions he discerns so keenly. So hop in his rumble seat. 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.

Bluebeard: A Novel Delta Fiction #ad - Praise for bluebeard“Vonnegut is at his edifying best. The philadelphia inquirer“The quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again.

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Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories

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The Dial Press #ad - There are twenty-five stories here, and each hits a nerve ending. The charlotte observerwelcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Kurt vonnegut strips the flesh from bone and makes you laugh while he does it. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb stories share Vonnegut’s audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.

Includes the following stories: “where i live” “harrison bergeron”“who am i this time?” “welcome to the monkey house” “long walk to forever” “the foster portfolio” “Miss Temptation” “All the King’s Horses” “Tom Edison’s Shaggy Dog” “New Dictionary” “Next Door” “More Stately Mansions” “The Hyannis Port Story” “D.

Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories #ad - P. Report on the barnhouse effect” “the euphio question” “go back to your precious wife and son” “deer in the works” “the Lie” “Unready to Wear” “The Kid Nobody Could Handle” “The Manned Missiles” “Epicac” “Adam” “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”.

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Deadeye Dick: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - . Even funnier how Mr. The humor is natural and inborn; the insight usually purchased by his characters at painfully high cost. Dolefully celebrates the randomness of life, treating private and public disasters with a kind of reckless whimsy. A wise and charming book. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe.

Vonnegut still has it. Kansas city star  “Playful and imaginative. And who we say we are. Praise for deadeye Dick“A moving fable. That takes a master’s touch. A must for all Vonnegut fans. Worcester sunday telegram “Hits the bull’s-eye. The master at his quirky, provocative best. Cosmopolitandeadeye dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence.

Deadeye Dick: A Novel #ad - Incredible plot constructions and inventive language continue to leap from his typewriter. You read him for the sad-funny attitude of mind, the kind of weirdness that can interpret the world’s weirdness. Usa today “vonnegut is beguiling as ever. Amid a true vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, aka Deadeye Dick, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, a decapitation, a fatal dose of radioactivity, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness.

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - 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.

A brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future. Hartford Courant. Just about perfect. Los angeles times   “Imaginative and hilarious.

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - . 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. God bless You, Mr. We laugh in self-defense.

The atlantic Monthly. 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.

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Galapagos: A Novel Delta Fiction

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The Dial Press #ad - Thanks to an apocalypse, new, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, and totally different human race. A condensation, an evolution of Vonnegut’s entire career, including all the issues and questions he has pursued relentlessly for four decades.

The philadelphia inquirer   “Wild details, wry humor, outrageous characters. Provocative, arresting reading. Usa today“a satire in the classic tradition. And the full range of technical innovations have made Vonnegut America’s preeminent experimental novelist. The minneapolis Star and Tribune. If he has no prescription for alleviating the pain of the human condition, at least he is a first-rate diagnostician.

Galapagos: A Novel Delta Fiction #ad - Susan isaacs, newsday   “Dark. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Vonnegut is still in top form.

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