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ISBN13: 9780399137372
ISBN10: 0399137378
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"At 74, Vonnegut has had enough of the writing life, he tells us in the preface, and Timequake was obviously inspired by his sense that his life's work is winding down. But let me be just the latest to declare that this work has been a blessing. Vonnegut may not have finished the novel, but for a generation of readers he still writes the book." New York Times Book Review

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"His funniest book since Breakfast of Champions....There are nuggets of Vonnegutian wisdom throughout." Newsweek

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"Humorous, sardonic...Timequake makes for irresistible reading that's loaded with more important truths than it lets on....Moralizing has never been funnier." Chicago Sun-Times

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TrG, July 3, 2014 (view all comments by TrG)
Vonnegut’s hefty take on sci-fi in Timequake is perfect. The Timequake requires that humans relive, to the moment, all of their successes and failures of the previous 10 years of their lives. There is little to no free will, more like rerun and relive, repeat. Can you imagine? Applying that to our current lives, many long days and long nights repeating themselves, and we couldn’t do a thing about it, but accept it - do it again.

Anyway, this review isn’t about us, it is about a novel. Vonnegut’s novels often creep into my daily life like messages from above, I hope he reads this review and smiles but yes I know - he’s up in heaven now.

Kilgore Trout’s at the helm again and he is so entertaining and so busy in this book trying to help when he can as he is a bit aware of the adventure and the ripple. In typical Vonnegut style, this novel also contains reoccurring lines of brilliance throughout. Most famously and sure to be tattooed on some human out there reading this: “You were sick, now you're better, there's work to be done”

This is a great Vonnegut novel, oh and ting-a-ling.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399137372
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Space and time -- Fiction
Subject:
Alternative histories
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
#16-5-1993
Publication Date:
19970922
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xiv, 219 p.
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 0.81 in 1.18 lb

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Product details xiv, 219 p. pages G.P. Putnam's,c1997. - English 9780399137372 Reviews:
"Review" by , "At 74, Vonnegut has had enough of the writing life, he tells us in the preface, and Timequake was obviously inspired by his sense that his life's work is winding down. But let me be just the latest to declare that this work has been a blessing. Vonnegut may not have finished the novel, but for a generation of readers he still writes the book."
"Review" by , "His funniest book since Breakfast of Champions....There are nuggets of Vonnegutian wisdom throughout."
"Review" by , "Humorous, sardonic...Timequake makes for irresistible reading that's loaded with more important truths than it lets on....Moralizing has never been funnier."
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