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My Top Kurt Vonnegut Novels

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Cat's Cradle: A Novel
"Cat's Cradle:  I love this book for the philosophy on religion that it presents.  It helped me to solidify my views on religion.  It is beautifully written, classic Vonnegut."
Breakfast of Champions: A Novel
Breakfast of Champions: A Novel
"Breakfast of Champions:  This is an amazing book that combines so many of the books written before.   Vonnegut inserts himself into his own book in a way I had never encountered."
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
"Slaughterhouse Five:  The classic Vonnegut novel, and his most famous.  Deserves it's reputation."
The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
"Sirens of Titan:  The second Vonnegut book I read, and the one that made me want to read everything else.   I wouldn't be a fan without this one so it must be near the top.  It is also very good."
Mother Night: A Novel
Mother Night: A Novel
"Mother Night:  One of his novels with no sci-fi elements, it is a wonderful and haunting story.  "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.""
Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction)
Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction)
"Bluebeard:  I love Rabo Karabekian, the main character of this book.  He is a wonderful character, who can't seem to find his true place in the world."
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus
"Hocus Pocus:  This was my first Vonnegut book and so holds a special place in my heart.  I didn't realize who had written it when I read it, but merely enjoyed it in it's own context."
Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel
Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel
"Slapstick:  While many dislike this book, I find it wonderful.  The idea of the artificial extended family is a beautiful one.  I am an Aardvark-6, by the way."
Jailbird: A Novel
Jailbird: A Novel
"Jailbird:  This is almost a mystery story, the way the elements are slowly revealed.  One of the few of his novels where he saves a secret until the end."
Timequake
Timequake
"Timequake:  A farewell to his fans, this book should not be read cold.  Wonderful for those who have read and enjoyed most of his other work, it is half novel, half diary."
Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories
Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories
"Welcome to the Monkey House:  All of the short stories for this collection are little gems.  While not exactly like his novels, they offer a tiny glimpse into his creative mind."
Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage
Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage
"Palm Sunday:  A collection of essays and such, this "Autobiographical Collage" delves into the life and thoughts of the man himself, outside the worlds he has created."
Deadeye Dick: A Novel
Deadeye Dick: A Novel
"Deadeye Dick:  An odd little story, with some very disturbing imagery."
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel
"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater:  A sweet story of a man who doesn't live according to the conventions of his class."
Player Piano: A Novel
Player Piano: A Novel
"Player Piano:  Vonnegut's first novel, it is very different from his later work.  It is a more traditional sci-fi novel, but you can still see the beginings of the style he later develops."