Mother Night: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”—Time

Mother Night
is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. 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 . . . Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal
 

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User Review  - stef7sa - LibraryThing

I am afraid I do not really like this type of books meant to convey ideas. The characters tend to be flat and difficult to identify with and the storyline is often improbable. Humour could make up for ... Read full review

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User Review  - cemagoc - LibraryThing

I think I over read Vonnegut when I was seventeen. This just didn't work for me. I know that sounds self indulgent, but I could not bring myself to enjoy this short novel. Vonnegut gets more creepy to me with every book I read. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
11
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
25
Section 6
29
Section 7
41
Section 8
45
Section 12
149
Section 13
153
Section 14
169
Section 15
181
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
227
Section 19
231

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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Kurt Vonnegut’s 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” (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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