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Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
Player Piano
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Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.
Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385333788 (0385333781)
ASIN: 385333781
Publisher: The Dial Press
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
4.0 Player Piano
Yup. You read that correctly. This is Vonnegut's first novel.I read this book for book club. The theme was "P", so the book had to start with a letter "P". I was thrilled this book was chosen because Vonnegut makes me all kinds of happy. I love then society is looked at in such a satirical way that ...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
2.5 Kurt Vonnegut - Player Piano
Let's not beat around the bush.'Player Piano' is far below the very high standards Vonnegut set up later in his career as a novelist.Most surprisingly - given what Kurt V. would have written in the following years - this novel casts plenty of dull dialogues and many an uninspired wordy description. ...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
I read a bunch of Vonnegut's stuff in late high school and college (15-20 years ago) and remember really enjoying him. I didn't recall if I had read this one or not (and now after reading it am sure I did not) before and figured either way he is probably worth a re-visiting in an effort to update t...
Tesseract Thoughts
Tesseract Thoughts rated it
3.0
Aside from an interesting vision of the future of technology from a 1952 perspective, there is not too much to recommend here. The idea of advanced computers that made all decisions by the use of enormous card stacks made me chuckle.The story is of the dehumanization of the United States population ...
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it
4.0 Player Piano
This was one of the first Vonnegut novels I read. It got me interested in his writing in a way that Slaughterhouse Five never could.
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