#1
To any Kurt Vonnegut fans out there I would appreciate if you could recommend me one of his novels to read. I've already read Cat's Cradle and liked it, so just give me your favorite or one you think I should read next, Thanks.
#3
This is weird man. I have an essay on Slaughterhouse-Five due tomorrow. It was a great book.
#4
S-5 has already been mentioned; I'm late
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#5
I've read Galapagos, which was interesting, although he has a really different way of writing. It's interesting, but I just find his writing kind of bland for my tastes, take into account however I'm more of a poetry kind of guy with soaring aphorisms and clever conceits.
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I've read Galapagos, which was interesting, although he has a really different way of writing. It's interesting, but I just find his writing kind of bland for my tastes, take into account however I'm more of a poetry kind of guy with soaring aphorisms and clever conceits.

He kind of uses short to the point sentences without much emotion in his writing. It comes off sounding satirical to me, almost like Jonathan Swift.
#8
Uhh, I actually had the exact same question but I've read S-5 as well, so I figured rather than making a new thread I reuse this one. Any recommendations? i'kniw we have a copy of Galapagos somewhere in my house. I also heard Breakfast of Champions is really good.
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#9
Slaughter House Five
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He kind of uses short to the point sentences without much emotion in his writing. It comes off sounding satirical to me, almost like Jonathan Swift.


It's supposed to sound satirical, he was an angry man.
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#11
Breakfast of Champions remains my favorite Vonnegut novel.
I mean, they're all fantastic, but Breakfast of Champions is amazing.
#12
I would consider Vonnegut to be the heir to Mark Twain.

As mentioned, read Slaughterhouse 5, its loosely based on a absolutely crazy experience he went through in World War II. Also, read Hocus Pocus.

Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions are his other to really well-known books. I would recommend both. My fiancee read and thoroughly enjoyed Timequake.

Also, he put out the closest thing to a memoir hes ever come to shortly before he died. Its called Man Without a Country. He offers some very accute observations on American society.

That is what I love about Vonnegut so much. He viewed life and the world around him unlike anyone else I have ever come across.
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#13
Time Quake is great. More a story of Kilgore Trout than anything. Anything by him is pretty amazing.

I've read Slaughter House 5, Time Quake, Player Piano (More "standard" novel like than his other books, reminiscent of 1984), Sirens of Titan, Breakfast of Champions, Armageddon in Retrospect and Bugumboo Snuffbox.

Yay Vonnegut!
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I really liked Jailbird.
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Time Quake is great. More a story of Kilgore Trout than anything. Anything by him is pretty amazing.

I've read Slaughter House 5, Time Quake, Player Piano (More "standard" novel like than his other books, reminiscent of 1984), Sirens of Titan, Breakfast of Champions, Armageddon in Retrospect and Bugumboo Snuffbox.

Yay Vonnegut!



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Bugumboo Snuffbox had me laughing out loud over and over again.

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