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Cat's Cradle
Cat's Cradle
Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"Cat's Cradle" deals with atomic scientists, ugly Americans, georgeous sex queens, vengeful midgets, Caribbean dictators, undertakers, Hoosiers, a new way of making love, ice-nine, Bokononismm, the end of the world...Ice-nine? Bokononism? The end of the world? No one but Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., could have created this masterful mix of satire, fan...  more »
ISBN: 36016
Pages: 191
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4.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
I was a late comer to Vonnegut. I wasn't introduced to him until a couple years after college. I also started at the end, with Man Without a Country and began working my way backward. Cat's Cradle is an amazing social commentary and frighteningly plausible. This is easily one of my top 5 books of all time.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the BEST book. I don't like "science fiction" but this is nothing like you've read. If you're already a Kurt Vonnegut fan, you know what I mean. I LOVE this author!
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Helpful Score: 2
This novel, filled with a variety of bizarre but all-too-human characters, focuses primarily on the ironic legacy of modern science, which, according to Vonnegut, promises mankind progress but only hastens the cataclysmic end of the world.
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Helpful Score: 2
An interesting, fun and enjoyable read. Moves very quickly.
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Helpful Score: 2
Cats Cradle is engrossing from the first chapter to the final page. The chapters are short (most are less than two pages in length) which allows the reader to fly through the book, even if its read in short bits.

The fictional story revolves around folklore and personal accounts of those who knew the late creator of the atomic bomb. A sobering topic, but Vonnegut manages to create situations with refreshing humor, satire and imagination.
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This book got me into Vonnegut. Now I can't stop.
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Kurt's best book ever. Millions of reviews on the net.
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My favorite by Vonnegout.
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Vonnegut's best work!
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A wonderful and famous book, in one of the early printings.
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One of Vonnegut's best efforts. If you like KVJ you'll love this book.
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This, like all of Vonnegut's books, is truly a classic, and probably should be read by everyone who is interested in a commentary on practically everything!
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The most approachable Vonnegut I've read so far. A coherent story that I enjoy, characters that are interesting, and a background that - while fantastic in nature - I can suspend disbelief for. All in all, a really good book.