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Mother Night
Mother Night
Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
In Mother Night, Vonnegut makes fun of sex, sin and motherhood, of war and peace, of the FBI and Communists, and the Nazis too.  Vonnegut creates Howard Campbell Jr, the American who became a notorious Nazi and survived the war to mock all decent people.  This atrocious man a hero?  This insatiable fiend (who boasted of knowing mo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440058533
ISBN-10: 0440058538
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 192
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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perryfran avatar reviewed Mother Night on + 1140 more book reviews
When I started to read this, I realized I had read it before back in the 1970s along with other Vonnegut classics such as "Slaughterhouse Five," "Sirens of Titan," "Cat's Cradle," and "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater." I hadn't read a Vonnegut since then but I am anxious to read more. "Mother Night" is a great satire giving the story of Howard W. Campbell, Jr., who was born in the U.S. and became a Nazi propagandist who broadcast during WWII. However, he was really a spy for the U.S. Government. Campbell narrates his own story as he sits awaiting trial for war crimes in an Israeli prison. The book is brilliant and full of gallows humor as Campbell reveals his ironic tale. (Campbell also makes a brief appearance in Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five"). High recommendation for this and any other Vonnegut.
destinyj avatar reviewed Mother Night on + 15 more book reviews
Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors. While I didn't love this book as much as some of his other works, I found that it still held some truths about life, encased in an interesting story. One of the more interesting themes in this book is that we are who we pretend to be.
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One of Vonnegut's most moving novels. This book deserves more attention.


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