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'''''Cat's Cradle''''' is a novel by [[Kurt Vonnegut]] about a reporter trying to write a book about a fictionalized creation of the atomic bomb. Despite not liking the first novel I read of Vonnegut's, [[Slaughterhouse-Five]], I was convinced by friends to give him another try. I was still not impressed.
 
'''''Cat's Cradle''''' is a novel by [[Kurt Vonnegut]] about a reporter trying to write a book about a fictionalized creation of the atomic bomb. Despite not liking the first novel I read of Vonnegut's, [[Slaughterhouse-Five]], I was convinced by friends to give him another try. I was still not impressed.
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==Status==
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I do not own this book, but have listened to an audio book recording.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==

Latest revision as of 10:09, 4 October 2017

Cat's Cradle is a novel by Kurt Vonnegut about a reporter trying to write a book about a fictionalized creation of the atomic bomb. Despite not liking the first novel I read of Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-Five, I was convinced by friends to give him another try. I was still not impressed.

Status

I do not own this book, but have listened to an audio book recording.

Review

Good

  • I like the idea of ice-nine, and think that it gave the book some much-needed suspense.
  • Newt's explanation of religion of, "see the cat? See the cradle?" was pretty spot on.
  • The description of Bokononism, that all religions are nothing but a pack of lies, including Bokononism, is also accurate.

Bad

  • Although the book is often referred to as satire, I don't remember ever laughing, though I occasionally smirked while reading.
  • I kind of liked the idea of having a whole bunch of short chapters, but after awhile, I found it distracting.

Ugly

  • In general I just found the story boring. Most of the characters were dull, and a few were annoying, but I didn't care about any of them.

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