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Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut
Timequake
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According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making... show more
According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will - not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099267546 (0099267543)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
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What I am reading
What I am reading rated it
5.0 Timequake!
Timequake just happened to me. I was neither planning on reading it, nor did I even buy it on purpose. I had to order a book for work and in order to not having to pay for any shipment, it was cheaper for me to just order another book, so that you exceed a certain amount and the delivery is for fr...
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it
4.0 Book Review: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The Basics In 2001, a timequake hits, which means everyone in the world must relive the last ten years of their life. They can’t change anything, and they have no free will. Though according to Kilgore Trout, that might not be different than things usually are. My Thoughts This is a very polar...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
2.5 Kurt Vonnegut - Timequake
A witty collection of aphorisms somewhat telling the story of an aborted novel.Still, it's a book by Vonnegut. Which means good stuff.Enjoyable to read and with the odd gem of humour even though at the end of the day 'Timequake' gets rather pointless. Ting-a-ling!
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
3.0 Timequake
2.5 stars. this is my first vonnegut, and maybe it's unfortunate that i started with the last of his novels to be written. i don't know. this was definitely some of the things i was expecting it to be (quirky, unusual, irreverent - at times - ) and not some of the things i was expecting it to be ...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it
3.0
Kurt's last novel. Although disjointed in spots it still conveys his ability to put bitter coating on sweet pills. There's a hilarious anecdote about a letter he wrote to his uncle at the end. And in this book he's the only writer I've ever seen use the phrase "hoist by his own petard" in a sentence...
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