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Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut
Hocus Pocus
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From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse. It's "Vonnegut's best novel in years-funny and prophetic...something special." (The Nation) show more
From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse. It's "Vonnegut's best novel in years-funny and prophetic...something special." (The Nation)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425161296 (0425161293)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
1.0 Hocus Pocus ★☆☆☆☆ (DNF)
I gave it my best for 40 pages, but finally just saw no reason to continue. This book does have a perverse sort of humor and is funny in places, but it was also off-puttingly angry. The conceit of this book is that it is the disjointed scribblings of a (possibly mad) man who is imprisoned in a libra...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
4.0 Hocus Pocus
I can't say that this is one of Kurt Vonnegut's best works. To be honest, it's rather more depressing than many of his other novels - and they're a rather depressing lot anyway! Unlike his Bluebeard, though, this book lacks a deeply moving and somehow uplifting ending. It lacks a sense of resolution...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
4.0 Hocus Pocus
I can't say that this is one of Kurt Vonnegut's best works. To be honest, it's rather more depressing than many of his other novels - and they're a rather depressing lot anyway! Unlike his Bluebeard, though, this book lacks a deeply moving and somehow uplifting ending. It lacks a sense of resolution...
Book Punks on BookLikes
Book Punks on BookLikes rated it
4.0
One of Vonnegut's best. Delightful.
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it
3.0
I wasn't quite as enamoured with this Vonnegut tale as I have been with his others. I know he likes to jump back and forth in different time periods of his main character and I usually find it works well. This time there far too many too fast and I found myself quite disoriented. The subject matter ...
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