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* Although the book is often referred to as satire, I don't remember ever laughing, and only occasionally smirking at it.
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* Although the book is often referred to as satire, I don't remember ever laughing, though I occasionally smirked while reading.
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* I kind of liked the idea of having a whole bunch of short chapters, but after awhile, I found it distracting.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:01, 10 August 2015

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.

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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