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Cat's Cradle Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut s cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world For he s the inventor of ice nine , a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker s three ecentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness Felix Hoenikker s Death Wish comes true when his last, fatal gift to humankind brings about the end, that for all of us, is nigh


About the Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973



10 thoughts on “Cat's Cradle

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Most people have read Cat s Cradle, so I won t bother to try and hide spoilers Did you say you hadn t read it Well, what are you waiting for This isn t Ulysses, you know, it s short and funny So, now that it s just us people who know the book, I want to say why I disagree with the criticism you ofte


  2. says:

    There are two voices inside my head Let s call them Lore and Enzo At the moment L E are quarreling on Cat s Cradle L Oh come on This book is wonderful Perhaps it s the best novel Vonnegut has ever written.E Are you kidding me Have you read the whole of it L Of course I ve read it from its first word to the very last one.E And haven t you noticed anything strange L What are you talking


  3. says:

    I ve read this book four times It s better than the Bible, because unlike the Bible, this book knows it s fiction.


  4. says:

    Vonnegut s best Many will say that it is and who am I to disagree It does include all the best elements of Vonnegut in his genius humor, dark and subtle, and sometimes not subtle at all, irreverence, absurdity blended with realism to create a surrealistic setting where the reader is cautiously intrigued by whatever is going on And the messages and themes, of love, relationships, responsibility, both i


  5. says:

    there are probably as many reviews of Cat s Cradle as there are stars in the sky, so no doubt there s little i can add that s of any value who cares i love hearing myself talk, so let s go for it well, this is harder than i thought it s as easy as describing why i love my favorite pillow or threadbare t shirt, or why i like rainy days as much as sunny days okay, here goes the inventiveness of Cat s Cradle and


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    427 Cat s Cradle, Kurt VonnegutCat s Cradle is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963 It explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way After turning down his original thesis in 1947, the University of Chicago awarded Vonnegut his master s degree in anthropology in 1971 for Cat s Cradle At the opening of the book, the narrator, an everyman named John but calling himself Jonah , describes 427 Cat s Cradle, Kurt VonnegutCat s Cradle is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963 It explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way After turning down his original thesis in 1947, the University of Chicago awarded Vonnegut his master s degree in anthropology in 1971 for Cat s Cradle At the opening of the book, the narrator, an everyman named John but calling himself Jonah , describes a time when he was planning to write a book about what important Americans did on the day Hiroshima was bombed While researching this topic, John becomes involved with the children of Felix Hoenikker, a Nobel laureate physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb John travels to Ilium, New York, to interview the Hoenikker children and others for his book 2011 1383 406 1386 1392 1394 9789643691615 20 1383 375 9643800385 1963 1964


  7. says:

    Another review in the KISS series Keep It Short, Steve In Anne Fadiman s superb book about books called Ex Libris, she divides readers into two categories those who keep their books in pristine condition courtly lovers and those who delight in marginalia carnal lovers I started out as one of the former conditioned, no doubt, by fear of library fines , but became one of the latter Cat s Cradle was my first prurient experience


  8. says:

    Hasty and jokey, Cat s Cradle begins as a satire about a journalist s attempt to investigate the life of one of the creators of the atomic bomb, but ends as a bleak allegory about the annihilation of life on earth Vonnegut s irreverent wit and straightforward prose make his work a useful gateway to adult fiction for teens, and this novel ranks amongst his best Adults who never encountered Vonnegut s books during their youth, by cont


  9. says:

    I loved this book It turned out to be one of those easy to read stories that leave you thinking, and thinking, and thinking The science fiction aspect of the plot is not important at all It is the impact of power, knowledge and ritual on every single individual that made me want to restart reading it as soon as I finished I absolutely adore the creation of Bokononism and the development of a new language to suit the needs of the religion in


  10. says:

    I stopped at page 175 and I have NEVER done that I never give up on books I start This book made me re think that practice Normally, even if I do not like a book, I can find something about it to keep me going but with Cat s Cradle I just had to quit I need to feel something curiousity, irritation, sadness, happiness, love, desire, anger, escapism, like I am learning something new, that I need the lesson this book is offering whatever I need to con


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