Book Reviews of Jailbird

Jailbird
Jailbird
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-13: 9780385333900
ISBN-10: 0385333900
Publication Date: 1/12/1999
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
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Kurt vonegut is one of my favorite writes. The thing that was truly amazing was how accurately the book satires the events of 2008 and 2009 even the it was written many years earlier. He dead on about Ponzi schemes and the corruption in government that lands so many Harvard graduates in jail. After Madoff , Sanford and the crazed short selling on Wall St., I needed a good laugh.
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A reasonable Vonnegut offering. Much better than Breakfast of Champions, and somewhat better than Slaughterhouse Five (all in my opinion... your mileage may well vary). There isn't a lot of plot here, but there is enough to follow it, and there is a story line. Worth reading, but probably not something I'll read again.
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This is without doubt the funniest of the Vonnegut books I have read so far. The protagonist is so self-deprecating and fatalistic. No matter how many bad things happen to him he just keeps plodding along. The wit and unique style of Vonnegut shine throughout this book.