Shaktitaur Want to Read saving…. Having read Timequake a while back, I thought it was about time I read some more of Vonneguts work, this seemed to be a good place to start. If you open a window and make love to the worls, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia. Refresh and try again.
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Shaktitaur Want to Read saving…. Having read Timequake a while back, I thought it was about time I read some more of Vonneguts work, this seemed to be a good place to start. If you open a window and make love to the worls, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
Refresh and try again. And Vonnegut never breaks this rule in any of his stories. Bagombo Snuff Box sunff Hell, I even got one of my sons to read and enjoy the stories. Dec 10, Patdmac7 rated it it was amazing.
The theme of misunderstanding — between fathers and sons, wives and husbands, teachers and students — runs through the stories like a binding thread. His signature style choppy sentences, conversational tone, a satire comprised of snfuf humourous yet mournful exasperation has not really come into itself here.
It includes reflections on a time when more people read short stories though it seems steadily the same to me over the past decades, not as popular as novels, of course. From the days when he was a nobody and sold stories to periodicals just to keep food on the table.
Six monthlies did the same. In it, he talks about the origins of this collection, about his checkered life and literary career, and about the present times which was so different and so similar to the times he wrote about.
Return to Book Page. The book contains 23 wonderful stories, accompanied by a brilliant preface by Peter Reed author of at least hagombo books on Vonnegut and his works and an introduction by Kurt Vonnegut himself, which contains his eight rules for creative writing, out of which most important is, Rule No.
As the Master himself points out in the marvellous introduction, these are embryonic stories, stylistically clumsy and written purely for financial gain.
I love a good short story, and Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers. Most of the 23 stories collected here are completely unremarkable and instantly forgettable. This collection although just thrown together for this book, oddly has a recurring theme throughout. In these stories he honed his skill and worked on themes which were to be further developed and featured in his later, more popular works.
One and a half stars. To heck with suspense. A young PR man working at General Electric sold his first magazine piece. Oct 03, Kye rated it it was ok. However, Vonnegut does succeed at his primary objective here—entertaining. Vonnegut is funny, clever, sad—from page to page one never can be sure what is next other than a good read in each story! They are overtly and overly didactic, aimed at readers with teenager-like worldview, and just plain sophomoric.
The spotlight in all the stories is on a real man in the real postwar USA. Related Posts.
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