Items related to Timequake

Vonnegut, Kurt Timequake ISBN 13: 9780099267546

Timequake - Softcover

 
9780099267546: Timequake
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will - not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:
Think of Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut's 19th and last novel (or so he says), as a victory lap. It's a confident final trot 'round the track by one of the greats of postwar American literature. After 40 years of practice, Vonnegut's got his schtick down cold, and it's a pleasure--if a slightly tame one--to watch him go through his paces one more time.

Timequake's a mongrel; it is half novel, half memoir, the project of a decade's worth of writer's block, a book "that didn't want to be written." The premise is standard-issue Vonnegut: "...a timequake, a sudden glitch in the space-time continuum, made everybody and everything do exactly what they'd done during past decades, for good or ill, a second time..." Simultaneously, the author's favorite tricks are on display--frequent visits with the shopworn science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a Hitchcockian appearance by the author at the book's end, and frequent authorial opining on love, war, and society.

About the Author:
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of was in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherVintage Books
  • Publication date1998
  • ISBN 10 0099267543
  • ISBN 13 9780099267546
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages240
  • Rating

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780425164341: Timequake

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0425164349 ISBN 13:  9780425164341
Publisher: Berkley, 1998
Softcover

  • 9780399137372: Timequake

    Putnam..., 1997
    Hardcover

  • 9780224036405: TIMEQUAKE.

    Jonath..., 1997
    Softcover

  • 9781568955568: Timequake

    Wheele..., 1998
    Hardcover

  • 9780399138980: Timequake

    Putnam..., 1997
    Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Vintage Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Book is in NEW condition. 0.31. Seller Inventory # 0099267543-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 13.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Vintage Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New! This book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published 0.31. Seller Inventory # 353-0099267543-new

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 13.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Vintage Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 1375426-n

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 11.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by imusti (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Softcover. Condition: New. According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will - not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades.<br /><br />With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books. Seller Inventory # DADAX0099267543

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 14.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Publishing, London (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. 'A wise, winning and utterly charming concoction of fiction, commentary and autobiography' Literary Review'Timequake is sweet, wild and cock-eyed. Vonnegut has always had a true comic ear. A beautifully fastidious writer, utterly original' - GuardianAccording to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will - not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades.With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books. It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780099267546

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 15.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New paperback Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780099267546

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 13.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Vintage Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Soft Cover Quantity: 1
Seller:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780099267546

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 22.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Publishing (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Paperback / softback Quantity: 10
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will - not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. Seller Inventory # B9780099267546

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 11.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Classics (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Paperback Quantity: 5
Seller:
Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # 9780099267546-GDR

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 11.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.39
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099267543 ISBN 13: 9780099267546
New Paperback Quantity: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 240 pages. 7.80x5.08x0.59 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0099267543

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 11.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book