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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle (1963)

by Kurt Vonnegut

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REALLY liked this. Definitely want to read more Vonnegut. ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 20, 2015 |
More like 4.5

REALLY liked this. Definitely want to read more Vonnegut. ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 17, 2015 |
Satirical of the ways this world works; somewhat philosophical; mostly just fooling around. I liked it for the simple, succinct writing and for some Zen-style unexpected turns of thought, expressed with extreme directness. ( )
  valdanylchuk | Aug 26, 2015 |
OK. I read and fell in love with it in high school, but it is still a wonderful book about the self-destruction of man and his inanities. Dark humor. ( )
1 vote midwestms | Aug 11, 2015 |
this was a re-read for me, although apparently it had been so long since i had first read it that i forgot all about it!
love, love, love vonnegut. everything he writes simply resonates with me. ( )
  mkclane | Jul 31, 2015 |
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"Cat's Cradle" is an irreverent and often highly entertaining fantasy concerning the playful irresponsibility of nuclear scientists. Like the best of contemporary satire, it is work of a far more engaging and meaningful order than the melodramatic tripe which most critics seem to consider "serious."

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Vonnegut, Kurtprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
House, JulianCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, MarjattaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kunkel, BenjaminIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pelham, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Nothing in this book is true.
'Live by the foma* that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.'
The Books of Bokonon. I:5
*harmless untruths
For Kenneth Littauer

a man of gallantry and taste.
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Call me Jonah.
"No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat's cradle is nothing but a bunch of X's between somebody's hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X's..."
"No damn cat, and no damn cradle."
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Cat's Cradle, one of Vonnegut's most entertaining novels, is filled with scientists and G-men and even ordinary folks caught up in the game. These assorted characters chase each other around in search of the world's most important and dangerous substance, a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature. At one time, this novel could probably be found on the bookshelf of every college kid in America; it's still a fabulous read and a great place to start if you're young enough to have missed the first Vonnegut craze.

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A satirical science fiction novel.

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