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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (original 1965; edition 1978)

by Kurt Vonnegut

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Title:God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Authors:Kurt Vonnegut
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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut (1965)

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  ChrisPisarczyk | Mar 17, 2016 |
I just love Kurt Vonnegut! This was probably the best one of his I've read (you were right, Amy Roach!), though I'm not sure that I would have appreciated it as much without having read Slaughterhouse 5. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
I just love Kurt Vonnegut! This was probably the best one of his I've read (you were right, Amy Roach!), though I'm not sure that I would have appreciated it as much without having read Slaughterhouse 5. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Full review to follow shortly. Funny satire tackling the hypocrisy of the top 1%, capitalism, religion and more. Thankfully, I understood more of what was going on than I did in Cat's Cradle. ( )
  JenPrim | Jan 15, 2016 |
scathing, hilarious ( )
  annadanz | Jul 5, 2015 |
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"The Second World War was over - and there I was at high noon, crossing Times Square with a Purple Heart on." -- Eliot Rosewater, President, The Rosewater Foundation
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A sum of money is a leading character in this tale about people, just as a sum of honey might properly be a leading character in a tale about bees.
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He coined a new word for Sylvia's disease, "Samaritrophia," which he said meant, "hysterical indifference to the troubles of those less fortunate than oneself."
"It seems to me," said Trout, "that the main lesson Eliot learned is that people can use all the uncritical love they can get."
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Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

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A lawyer schemes to gain control of a large fortune by having the present claimant declared insane.

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