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Cat's Cradle (Penguin Modern Classics) (edition 1999)

by the dread pirate Kurt Vonnegut (Author)

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Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) by the scurvy dog Harold Bloom (Editor)

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It's Vonnegut at his best---provocative, cruel, honest, inane, eloquent, facile. What can you say? ( )
  dasam | Jun 21, 2018 |
The first Vonnegut I ever read, and still my favorite. ( )
  RossWhippo | Jul 3, 2017 |
i just finished reading this book. it was my first foray into vonnegut's writing and i am in love. this book was just amazing. i love the style and the story. ( )
  shannonkearns | Jan 8, 2011 |
This book seemed to me a lot like a less polished first draft for Galapagos. Said Crazy Kurt, "I have this idea for a book where the main character ends up on an island in the Pacific around the time when the world ends, but I'm not sure what else happens." So he tried it two different ways. One came out a 4, the other a 3. ( )
  todd534 | Oct 28, 2010 |
I don't remember most of this book very well. But I remember being fascinated by it. Especially the whole water isotope thing. (I think it actually made my chemistry class seem somewhat relevant...) ( )
  eas311 | Jul 12, 2010 |
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Bloom, HaroldFixed tha writin'primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Broer, Lawrence R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doxey, William S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faris, Wendy B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freese, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giannone, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldsmith, David H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klinkowitz, JeromeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lundquist, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mustazza, LeonardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rackstraw, LoreeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, Peter J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simons, John L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Southern, TerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zoltán, Abádi NagyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0791071685, Paperback)

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 critical overview of the work features the writings of Terry Southern, William S. Doxey, Jerome Klinkowitz, Richard Giannone, John L. Simons, James Lundquist, and other scholars.

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