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Cat's Cradle (original 1963; edition 2007)

by Kurt Vonnegut, Tony Roberts (Reader)

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Title:Cat's Cradle
Authors:Kurt Vonnegut
Other authors:Tony Roberts (Reader)
Info:Caedmon (2007), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)

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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 |
פעם ראשונה קראתי בגיל 17. מה שמצחיק בגיל 17 לא מצחיק בגיל 71. קראתי שוב לחוג, טרחני, שטחי מעצבן​ ( )
  amoskovacs | Dec 28, 2014 |
Some parts were entertaining, but overall, I didn't get it. ( )
  DaphneH | Dec 1, 2014 |
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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
Dedication
For Kenneth Littauer

a man of gallantry and taste.
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Call me Jonah.
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"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..."
"And?"
"No damn cat, and no damn cradle."
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 038533348X, 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 satirical science fiction novel.

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