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Cat’s Cradle

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By Kurt Vonnegut.CatsCradle
Available (but I’m too lazy to link right now)
Read: September 2007
Rating: PHWOAR.

See the cat, see the cradle?

Book is farking brilliant. My apologies that I’m not more coherent about it, but I thought it was brilliant.

Vonnegut is my new personal hero. In the course of Cat’s Cradle he needles modern science, scientists, and the people too stupid to bother learning science. By stupid I mean, people who don’t recognize the true value of just stretching your damn brain.

The plot is fairly loose, but it doesn’t matter. It’s all the asides and comments on humanity that are so interesting. Unfortunately, this means that the ending falls a little flat. I should try reading  the whole thing again in one shot without interruptions and see if that helps.

See the cat, see the cradle?



Written by Shen

October 1, 2007 at 2:22 pm

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