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Read an Unreleased Kurt Vonnegut Story, "Guns Before Butter"
"Guns Before Butter," Kurt Vonnegut's story of hungry GIs held as prisoner of war in World War II in Dresden (a site of Vonnegut's best-known novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, and his own wartime imprisonment), was unpublished until its inclusion in Armageddon in Retrospect. Read the complete story here.
Kurt Vonnegut Sketchbook
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The stories in this collection are concise and tightly written, and I enjoyed them very much.
It has been a while since I read Kurt Vonnegut books, but this one helped me remember why I liked his writing so much.
Worth the money if you're a Vonnegut fan; don't waste you're money if you're not - buy Slaughterhouse Five instead.
A nice little collection. One big surprise is the entire text, not just reprinted but reproduced in its original typewritten form, of the letter Vonnegut wrote to tell his family... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mark J. Spearin
Well, that was different. Different, but good. If you love Vonnegut for who he is and what he writes you'll enjoy it. Yet, these short stories are different. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Lowly Peon
Have always enjoyed Vonnegut, and this was no exception. Great stories and social commentary! I especially love his unique descriptions.Published 6 months ago by James Engel
is one of my favorites so I'm probably pretty biased. I love his retrospective writing on his live and the time he spent in Dresden. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ricky Stephens
Vonnegut's fiction has long been a favorite of mine, but I also thoroughly enjoyed reading these "essays" from a perspective at the end of his career. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Conner
Other reviewers describe this book as uneven which it certainly is but what I really liked about this book is the plain language he uses that contrasts with the artier smart ass... Read morePublished on August 9, 2012 by mack paul
Reading Kurt Vonnegut's final novel, Time Quake, I tended to agree with the author's own conclusion that he wasn't any good a writing novels anymore. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by RS Wayment
These stories seem like missing sketches from *Slaughterhouse Five,* more or less. The majority involve POWs or occupying armies, or military life in general. Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by Michael P. McCullough