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Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780440154730 (0440154731)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Book Babble
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4.0 Jailbird
The first half of Jailbird was difficult for me to fully appreciate due to it’s randomness, but I would expect nothing else from Kurt Vonnegut. In the second half, things began to quickly become clear and coherent. I loved the inclusion of real historical events in the book, like the Watergate Scand...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
3.0 Kurt Vonnegut - Jailbird
Let's face it: this is a minor novel by Vonnegut. Which means - mind you - that 'Jailbird' is still a good book.There is a certain melancholic Shawshank Redemption-like feeling here and I've found the pages about Sacco & Vanzetti to be particularly touching and interesting. The weather sympathises.A...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
5.0 Jailbird: A Novel
I had heard so much about this author's sarcasm, about his humour, about his unique style, before deciding to read one of his books. I started with Slaughterhouse - Five, which was not a good pick for me. To make up for it, I bought "Jailbird ".. and I fell in love. His style is special, he has a wa...
Reading a Thousand Lives
Reading a Thousand Lives rated it
Honestly, I think this is my favorite of Vonnegut's work, or maybe tied with Cat's Cradle, I dunno, he's simply a genius.This novel follows Walter Starbuck as he gets out of prison for his involvement in Watergate and meets his former love, plus all the human kindness he receives on the way.
NinthWanderer rated it
I read this immediately following Slaughterhouse Five. As a young journalism student, I adored this satirical take on Watergate and politics.
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