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Sirens of Titan
Sirens of Titan
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet. As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour. But at least, as a consolation, he n...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780808520863
ISBN-10: 0808520865
Publication Date: 10/1999
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
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I thought nothing could beat "Mother Night," but "Sirens of Titan" is my new favorite. Probably my favorite book in general. Vonnegut is (was?) genius.
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Another good Vonnegut book. Actually, a long time ago, this is the first one that I started reading at a friend's house. It was quite bizarre, but it definitely made me want to read the whole book, and other Vonnegut. A very odd story, certainly nothing I would ever imagine on my own, and poignant in its own way. What is earth's history all about? Why are we here? How does time really work?
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An actual, linear story by Vonnegut. I'd call it light SF/fantasy, with some dark humor thrown in. A bit dated, but quite readable. Not as good as Cat's Cradle, but definitely better than Breakfast of Champions in my opinion. Worth reading.
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I have to say this book is like nothing I've ever read. It is entertaining, weird, outlandish and fun. It moves fast and I looked forward to reading each evening. However, I was a little disappointed in the ending but it was only because I wanted a little more insight and the author obviously wants you to make up your own mind. I would definitely read this author again though.
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