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The Sirens of Titan | [Kurt Vonnegut]

The Sirens of Titan

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. Of course, there's a catch to the invitation....
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Publisher's Summary

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. Of course, there's a catch to the invitation....

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality, and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Kurt Vonnegut had the courage to tell.

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©1959 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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    Marius Irene, South Africa 09-14-09
    Marius Irene, South Africa 09-14-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Titanic - but without the sinking feeling"

    Great book. Brimming, no, overflowing with ideas. The influence on Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker" series is clear (as Adams acknowledged), to the great credit of both authors. The narrator is Dennis Boutsikaris. He was was spot on with all the characters, barring his depiction of Rumfoord, to whom he confers a facetious but booming circus ringmaster fashion of talking. Just a personal thing, I suppose, but I would have thought a droll Orson Welles approach would have suited the character better.

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    Robert Shane Ellis Alhambra, California 08-01-13
    Robert Shane Ellis Alhambra, California 08-01-13
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    "Winston Niles Rumfoord is Dr. Manhattan."
    What did you like best about The Sirens of Titan? What did you like least?

    The beginning was great. The middle sucked. The end nearly saved it but it wasn't enough.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The reveal of what that final message was, taken to the ends of the universe, was a pleasant surprise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the above-mentioned one .


    Did The Sirens of Titan inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    There was a lack of imagination in most of the book (after the excellent beginning). With his near omnipotence, his shifting between space and time, and his removed attitude, Winston Niles Rumfoord is definitely whom Alan Moore based Dr. Manhattan on.

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    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 08-01-09
    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 08-01-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Like all Vonnegut Books Excellent"

    Like all Vonnegut Books Excellent

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    Tamara 12-13-09
    Tamara 12-13-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Did not translate well to today"

    This book may have been interesting when it was first written, but it did not translate well to today. Very arcane and odd.

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