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ISBN13: 9780385333788
ISBN10: 0385333781
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Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a super computer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut — wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

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"[W]hat Mr. Vonnegut lacks in fervor he more than makes up in fun. To take only one example, nothing could be more amusing than his account of the antics of the aspiring engineers when they gather on an island in the St. Lawrence for pep talks, competitive sports, formalized informality and the careful cultivation of the big shots. Whether he is a trustworthy prophet or not, Mr. Vonnegut is a sharp-eyed satirist." New York Times

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Kurt Vonnegut’s incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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Jennmarie68, March 11, 2010 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
This was my first Kurt Vonnegut book (other than Man Without a Country) and I was as happy with the book as I thought I would be. His witting style was very easy for me to read. I literally couldn't put this one down. I like the idea of technology causing problems. Even as technology friendly as I am I can see that someday there could be a meltdown and technology will be at the center of it.

Mr. Vonnegut's look into the future, from the past, was very interesting. More so to see what his idea of technology in the future would be like, and to compare it to what really exists today.

Being that this was my first Kurt Vonnegut book I am looking forward to reading even more.
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P R, January 5, 2009 (view all comments by P R)
Life imitates art. We are fast becoming a society of displaced workers- displaced not only by machines but also by the outsourcing of our jobs. In true Vonnegut style, even his first book is a relevant as ever. It is a must-read for anyone who is entering the business world, works in it or has retired from it.
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ISBN:
9780385333788
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science fiction, american
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American fiction (fictional works by one auth
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;dystopia;novel;satire;humor;literature;american;sf;20th century;american literature;technology;social commentary;machines;speculative fiction;dystopian;kurt vonnegut;automation;revolution;classic;future;industry;classics;1950s;us;c
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
98/31
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.23 x .87 in .625 lb

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