Cat's Cradle

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  1. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a copy of Kurt Vonneguts Cat's Cradle on Sunday and started to read it. I was finished with the book later that day. I just couldnt put it down. The whole book was awesome. I just wanted to see what peoples opinions on this book are and any other boos by Vonnegut for that matter. I am going to start reading Sirens of Titan once I finish Catch-22. So any suggestions on any other reading material as well.

    I just needed to express to everyone how awesome this book is and anyone who ever thought about reading it should.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Good choices. Slaughterhouse 5 of course, if you haven't read it yet.
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I never read Vonnegut so I'm going to pick some up this summer. So many books, so little time!
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Well, there's no rush -- he's on a bit of a break now, so you should be able to catch up.

    Listen: Breakfast of Champions is good, too, while we're on the subject. I guess I enjoy reading Vonnegut's books because his writing style is so distinctive.
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Vote for Breakfast of Champions.

    Something odd: Galapagos
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    A bizarre novel, even by Vonnegut standards.

    Sirens of Titan, another essential.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    You ain't right... ;)
     
  8. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    Is Cat's Cradle the one about the ice that freezes at room temperature (or something like that)?
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Ice-9. Yes, that's the book. It was his commentary on the ethics of science.
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    "Cat's Cradle" is awesome. I just finished rereading "Slaughterhouse 5" a couple of weeks ago.


    Lethal
     
  11. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, To celebrate my 500th post, I'm going to pick it up this weekend, I hope it has Kilgore Trout, I love that character...
     

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