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by Kurt Vonnegut
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 3 months ago
TITLE: Cat's Cradle AUTHOR: Kurt Vonnegut _____________________________ DESCRIPTION: "With his trademark dry wit, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle is an inventive science fiction satire that preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon - and, worse still, surviving it. This Penguin Modern Class...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 4 years ago
John, who starts off researching what family members of the makers of the atomic bomb were doing on the day when Hiroshima was bombed, but soon gets caught up in a minor mystery that involves the children of physicist Felix Hoenikker. Add in a calypso singer’s personal theology, the odd substance ca...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 4 years ago
Very easy read with a different take on how to end the world as we know it.
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 4 years ago
"Nothing in this book is true." I guess, this must be my favorite first sentence of all time!   Cat’s Cradle is supposed to be a book about the day, on which the world ended, but in fact it is a book about many things – the atomic bomb, science, humans, dictatorship, fear, history, power, death, lov...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 4 years ago
This is a short book with extremely short chapters. My Kindle edition listed the book as 288 pages, and there were 127 chapters contained within those pages. It was a fast-paced read, and it held my attention well. I also really liked the metaphorical title, although I’m not going to explain it i...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: shortstory-shortstories-novellas, tbr-busting-2015, published-1963, amusing, dystopian, kaboom, winter-20152016, dec-2015-free-for-all, a-cut-above, anarchy, climate, cults-societies-brotherhoods, doo-lally, environmental-issues, fascinating-fayre, fraudio, history-of-science, lit-rich...
Dilettante
Dilettante rated it 6 years ago
“Now I will destroy the whole world.”– What Bokonists say when they commit suicide, Cat’s Cradle, Chapter 106 You’d think a story about the end of the world – not just the world of one person, or human civilization, but all life on the planet – would be a grim affair, but Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradl...
In a network of lines that enlace
In a network of lines that enlace rated it 6 years ago
The end of the world is approaching, and there’s very little we can do. Our destinies are written out before us, and all we can do is follow. That’s at least how it is in Cat’s Cradle. The novel is a witty, darkly humorous take on the apocalyptic literature that emerged during the Cold War. This beg...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
When he embarks on a project to write a book about the creators of the atomic bomb, Jonah has no idea what he's going to unearth: Dr Felix Hoenikker and Ice-Nine, a substance that will instantly freeze any water it comes into contact with into more Ice-Nine, a substance capable of destroying all lif...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 6 years ago
This is the third book I have read by Vonnegut and it is clearly his best. He is very funny in this book. The book is squarely in the tradition of post war American literary satire, and is one of the best examples of that genre.The book examines the function and purpose of religion, and also the pot...
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