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Slapstick: Or Lonesome No More!

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ISBN13: 9780385334235
ISBN10: 0385334230
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Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today's follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Vonnegut's pen into hilarious farce — a final slapstick that may be the Almighty's joke on us all.

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"Vonnegut's ongoing puppet show...that fabulous is reborn." John Updike

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"Imaginative and hilarious...a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future." Hartford Courant

Synopsis:

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all.

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“Both funny and sad…just about perfect!”–Los Angeles Times

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.”

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce (a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all.)

“Vonnegut’s ongoing puppet show…that fabulous is reborn.”–John Updike

“Imaginative and hilarious…a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future.”–Hartford Courant

*The New York Times

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut was 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 was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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Sally Lehman, December 5, 2007 (view all comments by Sally Lehman)
This is one strange little story. But so, so much fun to read!

Vonnegut was a master at showing the reader a future where something absolutely calamitous has happened and yet some oddball or another has gone on. It gives you a little piece of hope outside of the whole idea of "the world as we know it has ended." And that's rather nice, really.

I would give this book as a gift to someone in need of a little laughter. The idea of a Federal Government forcing everyone to change their names as a means to connect them all into some hodge-podge of family is reason alone to make this book worth the read.
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suemoran, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by suemoran)
Vonnegut's writing is sooo good...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385334235
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;humor;satire;novel;literature;american;dystopia;american literature;20th century;twins;sf;loneliness;post-apocalyptic;speculative fiction;american fiction;classics;family;social commentary;apocalypse;kurt vonnegut;fantasy;usa;ameri
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;humor;satire;novel;literature;american;dystopia;american literature;20th century;loneliness;twins;american fiction;speculative fiction;post-apocalyptic;sf;apocalypse;social commentary;kurt vonnegut;family;fantasy;classics;usa;new y
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
100-844
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 288 pages Delta - English 9780385334235 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Vonnegut's ongoing puppet show...that fabulous is reborn."
"Review" by , "Imaginative and hilarious...a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future."
"Synopsis" by , Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all.
"Synopsis" by , “Both funny and sad…just about perfect!”–Los Angeles Times

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.”

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce (a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all.)

“Vonnegut’s ongoing puppet show…that fabulous is reborn.”–John Updike

“Imaginative and hilarious…a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future.”–Hartford Courant

*The New York Times

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