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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (1975)

by Kurt Vonnegut

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Some of these essays are quite good. Others are quite bland. The Playboy interview at the end is really really good, though. If you read anything in here, make it that interview. ( )
  weberam2 | Nov 24, 2017 |
Although this book is unmistakably Vonnegut, you can find everything in it why we love the Master, somehow I understand why it wasn't translated into Hungarian until now. Of course it's a must for fans but try not to read this first from him. ( )
  TheCrow2 | Jul 29, 2017 |
Good Lord we need this man back, now more than ever. Stupid Pall Malls. Terrific collection of essays, speeches and interviews. Biafra: A People Betrayed will break your heart. ( )
1 vote 5hrdrive | Jun 24, 2017 |
A selection of magazine pieces. They are not particularly interesting as thought, but there are some interesting turns of phrase. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Apr 26, 2016 |
This book was interesting, in that it was a collection of opinions from one of my favorite writers. However, it was also really uninteresting due to the fact that it was mostly nonfiction, and didn't have as much of Vonnegut's signature wit and randomness. Reading some of his opinions before reading his next book was a fun experience, however, in that I got to see the ideas develop from a mental fetus to a full born novel.

All in all, this is better than Armageddon in retrospect, because the author was alive to have input.

Read it if you've read everything else and are sad there's nothing left. ( )
  wombatdeamor | Jun 30, 2009 |
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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart.

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others.

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