©1980 Kurt Vonnegut; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
"Mr. Vonnegut is a sharp-eyed satirist." (The New York Times)
"One of the best living American writers." (Graham Greene)
I read this a long time ago and bought the A-B. There are some interesting insights in this book that have some application in todays "outsourced" economy. Funy in parts tiresome in others, the ending seems J-V was trying to meet a deadline.
I have been going through Vonnegut's catalog (slowly) and got to this one. I'm glad I read other things he had written before this, or I might have falsely concluded that "I don't like Vonnegut." As it happens, I read Slaughterhouse before this (like most readers, I'd imagine) and so I was more disposed to enjoy this.
I thought it was kinda weak and didn't live up to the premise.
Yes, but again, I'd say check out other things by Vonnegut if you are new to him.
I am really enjoying the narrator of this audiobook. He has a talent for making you believe different people are talking. In your intellectual mind you realize the same person is doing all the reading, but in the part of your brain that enjoys a good story, you get the sense that the characters are alive and speaking throughout.
I read this many years ago and decided to give the audio version a try. I didn't really remember the book and was surprised at how completely dated it was. The technology of the future is never what one thinks it will be.
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