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Kurt Vonnegut is a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as a true artist with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."

Galapagos takes the reader back one million years, to a.d. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave new, and totally different human race. Here, America's master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry — and all that is worth saving.

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"Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Train....Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure." New York Times Book Review

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"The best Vonnegut novel yet!" John Irving

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"Beautiful — provocative, arresting reading." USA Today

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"Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain... Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure." The New York Times Book Review

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In Galapagos, America's master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry — and all that is worth saving.

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Kurt Vonnegut's black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured Americas attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" (The New York Times) with Cats 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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jhannahj, August 14, 2012 (view all comments by jhannahj)
Kurt Vonnegut is such a refreshing read, every time. The social commentary laden throughout his books adds layers of enjoyment, and the frankness of the voice within the text portrays his frank sense of humor quite well. I think I laughed audibly multiple times while reading this book, and would recommend it for anyone with a decent sense of humor.
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jhannahj, August 14, 2012 (view all comments by jhannahj)
Kurt Vonnegut is such a refreshing read, every time. The social commentary laden throughout his books adds layers of enjoyment, and the frankness of the voice within the text portrays his frank sense of humor quite well. I think I laughed audibly multiple times while reading this book, and would recommend it for anyone with a decent sense of humor.
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rhonda mace, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by rhonda mace)
This is the first Vonnegut book I have read and I absolutely loved it! His writing style is witty and thought provoking, using a lot of peculiar words I was unfamiliar with. He interjects history, science, and science fiction into this book. As a science geek, Galapagos was an amazing look into the future (or at least Vonnegut's vision of the future) and how the role of modern humans played a part in shaping the future of our species; a very different future than I suspect the average Homo sapiens envisions. I look forward to reading more from him.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385333870
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Galapagos islands
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;evolution;satire;novel;humor;literature;american;post-apocalyptic;apocalypse;20th century;american literature;sf;dystopia;1980s;galapagos;ecuador;kurt vonnegut;darwin;social commentary;classic;speculative fiction;south america;amer
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;evolution;satire;novel;humor;literature;american;post-apocalyptic;apocalypse;20th century;american literature;sf;dystopia;1980s;galapagos;ecuador;kurt vonnegut;darwin;social commentary;classic;speculative fiction;south america;amer
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;evolution;satire;novel;humor;literature;american;post-apocalyptic;apocalypse;20th century;american literature;sf;dystopia;1980s;galapagos;ecuador;kurt vonnegut;darwin;social commentary;classic;speculative fiction;south america;amer
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Delta Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.05x5.35x.96 in. .60 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Train....Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure."
"Review" by , "The best Vonnegut novel yet!"
"Review" by , "Beautiful — provocative, arresting reading."
"Review" by , "Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain... Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure."
"Synopsis" by , In Galapagos, America's master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry — and all that is worth saving.
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