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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.
As with most of Mr. Vonnegut's work, it was an enjoyable, quick read. It won't be in my top three list of his books, but it was very pleasurable.Published 16 days ago by Richard G. Klug 2
I was hoping for more of his sense of humor to surface in this book. Didn't get really interesting until the second half of the book.Published 1 month ago by Joyce Arnason
I've read some other books by K.Vonnegut but I never could have guessed this would be so perverse or off-putting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by azia
One of my all time favorites; there is no other book like Slapstick. This is what happens when someone is brave enough to write exactly what they imagine, without any nods at all... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tina Walker