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... show more
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. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers. Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works... and Vonnegut at his very best.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1988
Publisher: Dell Publishing Group
Edition language: English
Vonnegut is certainly quirky, but I always enjoy his novels. This book sarcastically looks at life and death, weapons of mass destruction, religion, and relationships. The book moves quickly with 127 chapters - each only a few pages long. The story itself is somewhat interesting, but really just ...
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...
Very easy read with a different take on how to end the world as we know it.
"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...
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...
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