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Bluebeard - Kurt Vonnegut
Bluebeard
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Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and... show more
Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385333511 (038533351X)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it
4.0 Book Review: Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
The BasicsRabo Karabekian is an artist aging alone in a big house full of modern art. Then one day he finds Circe Berman, a young widow, on his private beach. She urges him to write an autobiography about his life, invites herself to live in his house, and starts asking questions about the locked po...
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it
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Suggested by Rand (as being in a similiar vein to Galapagos). Another plus point is (presumably) that it touches on Jane Eyre (which I've read many times) and Wide Sargasso Sea (which I have just read for the first time).
Book Punks on BookLikes
Book Punks on BookLikes rated it
3.0
I'm on a Vonnegut bender, so I can't read any of his novels without comparing them to the last five I've read. This one is pretty good, but not as good as Cat's Cradle or Hocus Pocus, but better than Player Piano. Another faked biography, Vonnegut picks of the pen hand of a failed expressionist pa...
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Zoraida Cordova Likes Books rated it
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my favorite of all his books.
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
4.0
This is maybe the fourth or fifth Vonnegut book I've read, having only been introduced to him recently, sadly. I'm becoming quite a fan of his writing. What I like about him is that a lot of deep truths mask the ironic and humorous statements he makes. Definitely a must-read for those who like satir...
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