The Vonnegut EffectThe passing of Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) has fans mourning the loss of this irreverent master of American literature who leaves us volumes of writings including novels, short stories, essays and speeches. Best known for his work Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut connected his postmodern style with engaging storytelling to highlight the cruelty of war and the absurdity of humankind. Although his novels frequently involve science fiction themes, his work appeals to millions of readers who continue to be drawn to his quirky characters and dark humour.

Piano Player

Piano Player

Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a super computer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut–wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

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The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan

The richest and most depraved man on Earth takes a wild space journey to distant worlds, learning about the purpose of human life along the way.

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Mother Night

Mother Night

A daring challenge to our moral sense, this is the story of American Howard W. Campbell, Jr, on trial as a Nazi war criminal.

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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You Mr. Rosewater

A rich man attempts a noble experiment with human nature. The result is an etched-in-acid portrayal of universal greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh.

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Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five

In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions is vintage Vonnegut. One of his favorite characters, aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. The result is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

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Slapstick

Slapstick

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today's follies.

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