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In Slapstick, Vonnegut muses on war, man's hubris, and the awful, crippling loneliness humans are freighted with--but, miraculously, the book still manages to delight and amuse. Absurd, knowing, never depressing, Slapstick kindles hope--for the possibility of wisdom, perhaps; for human resiliency, surely.
It's best to end with a quote from the prologue wherein the author discourses on The Meaning of It All, or at least This Book: "Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go off looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous.
I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please--a little less love, and a little more common decency.'"
Amen. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is not my favorite of Kurt Vonnegut's works but his style and thinking run through the whole of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph H Feriante
Another great book by my favorite author. It is full of sarcasm and humor, as are his other books. A must read for Vonnegut fans.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Probably the most underrated Kurt Vonnegut book. One he himself didn't like much and that got a ton of negative press.
For me it's brilliant. Read more
Certainly entertaining I laughed out loud throughout the whole book. Glad to have some insight about the relationship he had with his sister and happy I read it.Published 3 months ago by Keith crossland
Vonnegut himself gave the book a grade of D. I don't feel I'm doing any worse than that by giving it two stars.Published 3 months ago by Thor Larsen
If you are fan of Vonnegut you will like it, if not, you won't. Not his best, but not his worst either.Published 4 months ago by Leroy S Marion