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Cat's Cradle Book È 179 pages Download Ë Kurt vonnegut jr. Ý ➽ [Reading] ➿ Cat's Cradle By Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ➲ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon anNikker's three ecentric children to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean to madness Felix Hoenikker's Death Wish comes true when his last fatal gift to humankind brings about the end that for all of us is nig Another review in the KISS series Keep It Short SteveIn Anne Fadiman’s superb book about books called Ex Libris she divides readers into two categories those who keep their books in pristine condition courtly lovers and those who delight in marginalia carnal lovers I started out as one of the former conditioned no doubt by fear of library fines but became one of the latter Cat’s Cradle was my first prurient experience dating back to high school Part of the reason was that I snagged my copy at a garage sale for a dime – cheap even then But the real motivation was to highlight this great little rhyme Tiger got to hunt bird got to fly;Man got to sit and wonder 'why why why'Tiger got to sleep bird got to land;Man got to tell himself he understand That one deserved stars a yellow marker and the granddaddy of all desecrations – a dog ear I liked how it was framed as such a natural conclusion to the activity of thinking We tell ourselves that our efforts to understand have paid off If I’m honest I don’t recall much of the book’s premise I remember thinking Vonnegut was one of those cool sort of counter cultural writers who wielded his satirical axe well He may have been a bit darker than Tom Robbins and less playful with his words but he was similarly entertaining incisive and free wheeling The book tracks the unusual offspring of the man who invented the A bomb They possess a substance called ice nine that can make water freeze at room temperatures And you can imagine what might happen if it fell into the wrong hands The Russians and Americans procured some as did the dictator of a secluded Caribbean island where a religion called Bokononism is practiced despite being illegal and according to Bokonon himself based on lies Still anything that sells “living by the harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy” will have its appealVonnegut would poke fun at religion politics and just about any other human institution where our base natures hide in some gussied up form And he may well have had a point If I remember this cautionary tale correctly a follow up poem of my own might apply Monkey got to play fish got to swim;Man got to risk his life to some psycho’s whimMonkey got to doze fish got to coast;Man got to rest assured he won’t become a ghost And it may give us pause
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Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and worse still surviving it Dr Felix Hoenikker one of the found There are two voices inside my head Let's call them Lore and Enzo At the moment L E are uarreling on Cat's Cradle L Oh come on This book is wonderful Perhaps it's the best novel Vonnegut has ever writtenE Are you kidding me Have you read the whole of itL Of course I've read it from its first word to the very last oneE And haven't you noticed anything strangeL What are you talking aboutE I mean you know it's a discontinuous novel I can't deny it has a great beginning but it gradually loses its brightness reaching the endL What Are you telling me you haven't appreciated the marvellous description of San Lorenzo island and so onE No no The Banana Republic part is okbut look at the plotL What's wrong with the plot E Wellat first the narrator wants to write a book about this eccentric scientist who has planned the atomic bombL Yeah Go onE And then he decides to interview one of the scientist sons But as soon as he meets Frank Hoenikker in San Lorenzo he seems to lose all his interest for himL I disagree Have you forgotten Ice NineE No butL And what about Bokononism You can't deny that the concept and the teachings of this fake religion link every single chapter of the novel You can't say it's discontinuous while everything in it is so closely knitE That's a point of view Besides I haven't liked the structure of the novel More than one hundred chaptersL They're not chapters they're like episodesE MmmhL I think you're not in my karassE Karass Actually all that you join are granfalloonsL Foma Lies A pack of fomaShut up voices I need a boko maru right now Is there anyone who wants to share the soles of her feet Busy busy busy
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Cat's CradleIng 'fathers' of the atomic bomb has left a deadly legacy to the world For he's the inventor of 'ice nine' a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoe there are probably as many reviews of Cat's Cradle as there are stars in the sky so no doubt there's little i can add that's of any value who cares i love hearing myself talk so let's go for it well this is harder than i thought it's as easy as describing why i love my favorite pillow or threadbare t shirt or why i like rainy days as much as sunny days okay here goes the inventiveness of Cat's Cradle and its bleak absurd humor was incredibly eye opening to me in high school and it practically provided a template for how i looked at things in college it was a joy to return to particularly after the tedious nonsense foisted upon me in various classes well in time i grew to love all the tedious nonsense foisted upon me but that was years later and besides the point after college it defined the outlook of almost everyone i knew around me and i remember bothering folks to read it so that they could understand some of my references or so that they could read their own worldview in book form when i said things like impaled on a giant hook or i want to read your index folks had no clue about what i was talking about i guess that's why i eventually stopped saying those phrasesand back to the book Cat's Cradle it has warmth and anger and wisdom and an almost naive kind of brashness at times i love that combo favorite character cynical young Philip Castle do gooder sarcastic asshole painter owner of a hotel that scorns snobs and is therefore pretty empty i love you Philip Castle my second fictional crush slash look i see myself type character Holden Caulfield came first and Donnie Darko eventually replaced you but you were the dreamiest