Hocus Pocus

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Berkley, 1991 - Fiction - 324 pages
22 Reviews
'Hocus Pocus' is the fictional autobiography of a West Point graduate who was in charge of the humiliating evacuation of U.S. personnel from the Saigon rooftops at the close of the Vietnam War. Returning how from the war, he unknowingly fathered an illegitimate son. In 2001, the son begins a search for his father and catches up with him just in time to see him arrested for masterminding the prison break of 10,000 convicts. Using his famous brand of satire and wit, Vonnegut captures twenty-first century America as only he could foresee it. In 'Hocus Pocus', listeners will find a fresh novel, as fascinating and brilliantly off-beat as anything he's written.

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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

A pretty cynical and satirical view of what the future in the US will hold. Written as a first person account with the usually hysterical dark humor so common to Vonnegut. Given the results of the 2016 US election, this book might even be a bit prophetic, although not accurate in detail. Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

This is first person account of a fairly ordinary sap caught up in a series of events. The outlook is cynical, the main character is uninspiring, but there is a certain charm here. The main question ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most acclaimed American writers of the past century, died in New York City on April 11, 2007. He was the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including such literary classics as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Penguin Group (USA) was fortunate to publish several of Mr. Vonnegut's books, including the novels Timequake and Hocus Pocus as well as a collection of short fiction, Bagombo Snuff Box.

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