Player Piano (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 30, 2009 - Fiction
531 Reviews

Kurt 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.




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Loved all but the ending. - Goodreads
It seems that some dismiss him as a Sci Fi writer. - Goodreads
The premise of this book was interesting. - Goodreads
The pacing is fairly slow for most of the book. - Goodreads
Thank goodness Vonnegut stopped writing like this. - Goodreads
Totally different writing style than what I'm used to. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Grant Turnage - Goodreads

Great prose. Story is a little over done but it was the mid-20th century and the whole "dystopian" thing was still in vogue. The story still has its merits though and is not quite as depressing as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine Kennon - Goodreads

Top-shelf Vonnegut- one of my top 3 of his. A haunting, yet familiar view of a possible future where human innovation comes to a stand-still, but machines are already doing all of the jobs humans used to do. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
106
Section 3
137
Section 4
150
Section 5
160
Section 6
186
Section 7
202
Section 8
210
Section 10
246
Section 11
271
Section 12
285
Section 13
292
Section 14
311
Section 15
318
Section 16
335
Copyright

Section 9
239

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About the author (2009)

Kurt Vonnegut’s incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.




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