Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different... show more
Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America’s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all that is worth saving.
Publish date: January 12th 1999
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
One million years in the future, a man recounts humanity's origins in the Galapagos islands.This was the third Kurt Vonnegut book I've read and my third favorite. Actually, it reminds me of one of Grandpa Simpson's rambling stories that circles back on itself, only with novel-y bits like themes and...
I think Vonnegut has beaten me to this idea. I thought, I was the only one with a view that the psychology of homo-sapiens is holding this planet a hostage. But Vonnegut saw it many decades before me, and this is what makes him one of my heroes. Very few authors make it to my 'fan's list", and I am ...
like a lot of people, I discovered Kurt Vonnegut my 17th year, and then was enthralled to discover this eccentric, zany writer inhabiting a totally private universe--and if this happened to be in the 90s rather than the 60s, which first marked Vonnegut's breakout in the decade of love and flowers an...
Read this book while in the Galapagos - pure Vonnegut - odd, quirky, laugh-at-loud funny.
HAH! Look at the list of characters: Kilgore Trout, Leon Trotsky Trout, James Wait, Andrew MacIntosh Walkies!#77. TBR Busting 20133* Slaughterhouse V (want to re-read)5* Mother Night3* God Bless You, Mr Rosewater3* GalápagosTR A Man Without a CountryTR BlubeardTR Deadeye Dick4* God Bless You, Dr. K...