Cat's Cradle: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 4, 2009 - Fiction
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Catís Cradle is Kurt Vonnegutís satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planetís ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Catís Cradle is one of the twentieth centuryís most important worksóand Vonnegut at his very best.



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User Review  - Darryl - Goodreads

Funny, funny, funny. The humor is what ultimately makes this book. For half of Cat's Cradle, I found the plot to be wandering, as the premise of 'research for a book' (which ironically is the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manny - Goodreads

Most people have read Cat's Cradle, so I won't bother to try and hide spoilers. Did you say you hadn't read it? Well, what are you waiting for? This isn't Ulysses, you know, it's short and funny! So ... Read full review

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Contents

THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED I
1
THE ILLUSTRIOUS HOENIKKERS I
18
MERRY CHRISTMAS I
32
THE MARINES MARCH ON I
47
24
52
AND DRAFT DODGERS I
118
WHAT A CORPORAL WAS WORTH
134
EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS I
168
ENEMIES OF FREEDOM I
227
A MEDICAL OPINION ON THE EFFECTS OF A WRITERS STRIKE
230
SULFATHIAZOLE I
232
I05 PAINKILLER I
235
WHAT BOKONONISTS SAY WHEN THEY COMMIT SUICIDE I237
237
FEAST YOUR EYES I
239
FRANK TELLS US WHAT TO DO I
240
FRANK DEFENDS HIMSELF I
242

ZAHMAHKIBO I
185
TWO LITTLE JUGS I
191
THE CUT OF MY JIB I
194
WHY FRANK COULDNT BE PRESIDENT I
197
DUFFLE I I99
199
ONLY ONE CATCH I
201
MONA I
203
ON THE POETS CELEBRATION OF HIS FIRST BOKOMARU I
205
HOW I ALMOST LOST MY MONA 206
206
THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN I
210
SEE THE HOOK I
212
BELL BOOK AND CHICKEN IN A HATBOX I
213
THE STINKING CHRISTIAN I
216
LAST RITES I
219
DYOT MEET MAT I
220
DOWN THE OUBLIETTE GOES FRANK
223
LIKE MY PREDECESSORS I OUTLAW BOKONON I
225
THE FOURTEENTH BOOK I
244
TIME OUT I
245
NEWTS MOTHERS RETICULE I
248
HISTORY I
250
WHEN I FELT THE BULLET ENTER MY HEART I
252
AS IT HAPPENED I
257
THE GRAND AHWHOOM
261
THE mow MAIDEN AND THE OUBLIETTE
263
MONA THANKS ME
267
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
272
AM SLOW TO ANSWER 213
273
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
275
or MICE AND MEN
276
FRANKS ANT FARM 219
279
THE TASMANIANS
282
SOFT PIPES PLAY on
284
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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.Ē Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.


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