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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
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Hocus Pocus (original 1990; edition 1997)

by Kurt Vonnegut

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Title:Hocus Pocus
Authors:Kurt Vonnegut
Info:Berkley Trade (1997), Paperback, 336 pages
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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut (1990)

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Hocus Pocus is definitely worth your time. Though the style of the book is difficult to get used to at first it tells a very interesting story of a Vietnam war veteran, professor, and prison employee. The main character tells his story in such a way that it doesn't seem to span 300 pages. Vonnegut, as usual, is very creative in more subtle ways. For example, his play on numbers and passive mentions of things that resurface later. All in all a great book for Vonnegut lovers and strangers alike. ( )
  BEGivens | Mar 21, 2018 |
I like others by Vonnegut (much) better. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
Kurt Vonnegut is a favorite author of mine, so I was eager to start reading (re-reading in some cases) his novels. I'm completely biased, a big Vonnegut fan, and I loved this one. This book is pretty bitter, lots of funny, and a look at the death of the American Dream. It ain’t pretty. ( )
  RonTyler | Aug 11, 2017 |
A pretty cynical and satirical view of what the future in the US will hold. Written as a first person account with the usually hysterical dark humor so common to Vonnegut. Given the results of the 2016 US election, this book might even be a bit prophetic, although not accurate in detail. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
This is first person account of a fairly ordinary sap caught up in a series of events. The outlook is cynical, the main character is uninspiring, but there is a certain charm here. The main question of the book, which is never directly stated, seems to be something like, "Why do people continually have to be so stupid?" ( )
  DLMorrese | Oct 14, 2016 |
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Tarkington College, a small, exclusive college in upstate New York, is turned upside down when ten thousand prisoners from the maximum security prison across Lake Mohiga break out and head for the college.

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