The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. 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 and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.
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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.” (Time)
“His best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.” (Esquire)
“Reading Vonnegut is addictive!” (Commonweal)
I got the message, I was just lost by the delivery towards the end.
agreement. As I'm severly anti-establishment.
Cats cradle is a good book by Vonnegut, Similar in absurdity, but a more pragmatic background. This book was still interesting, but not my favorite from Vonnegut
I read this book a few years ago and was excited to listen to it on audible since I remember loving it. It was just as good read aloud, if not better because it helped me pick up on idiosyncrasies of the writing that I may have missed otherwise.
This book was very entertaining and rather insightful, as most of Vonnegut's books are. I wouldn't rank it among his best, but I still enjoyed it immensely. The last couple chapters of the book sort of lost steam for me and didn't live up to what I was hoping for, but it was a satisfying ending nonetheless.
Very interesting idea.
it just goes on for to long stretching the same things out again and again.
I felt no I treat or connection with any of the characters.
The performance was good and the story was pretty classic Vonnegut. Maybe not the dimensionallity of character we expect from great modern authors but full of creativity, wit and ideas far ahead of his time. I find a lot
Of great classic sci fi impossible to read because it's so stuck in the social times
In which it was written (the tech is futuristic but the sexual, racial, religious politics are super backwards) but I did not get a lot of that from this book. Some of the tropes are from a world that is gone but the personalities do not seem alien. Well with the credits and the time for a classic that would stand up if released today.
I would highly reccommend this purchase. K. V. comments not only on society, religion, and gender, but also the purpose of life. Great novel. The narrator, D.B., does a superb job of capturing the emotions of the text and portraying the intisity it deserves. Fantastc work
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