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As others have said more eloquently, there's probably a reason these have gone unpublished up until now. They're okay, but lack the complexity of the Kurt Vonnegut novels I know and love.
. Buy it. It is worth every penny.
This story is told with the usual Vonnegut flare. The plot is not really new, but the take on it is. In a very short time, Vonnegut is able to flesh in this character so I felt I knew him.
The second item is begun with a note that the incident is true. It concerns Melody who loves her father deeply then finds out he is a hypocrite. In true Vonnegut fashoin, the statement about truth comes after that fact so we are uncertain what he exactly means. Melody becomes three dimensional, again in a short time.
This is a series which means I will receive new material along the way with no charge to me. Cannot wait to see what shows up next. I am a huge fan of his writing, but have a tough time characterizing it. It is done in a way that compels the reader to consider a different side of an assumption, and that to me is a great thing.
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I''d like to rate it 2-1/2 stars, but since I can't I'll round up to 3 because I like Vonnegut. We have some stories from before Vonnegut peaked, and it's cool to read something... Read morePublished 11 days ago by J. grantner
These are not all heartwarming stories, but they are well written & meaningful. Vonnegut says something, nice or not, about the human animal & it's general condition in each tale. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Tracy H.
An iconic author that can be depended to tickle your mind!!Published 1 month ago by deborah l Conroy
I love Vonnegut and always have, but he seemed a little out of character in writing this. It was disjointed as thought he was constantly losing his thought.Published 1 month ago by Leni Wheels
I love Kurt Vonnegut but there is a reason some writings remain unpublished. This volume contains several stories of fiction and one essay. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Samuel T Hoover
Really nice to read some new KV works after all these years. It reminded me of why he was such a big influence on me all those years ago, and still is, even though it's apparent... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
any writing by this author is thought provoking and interesting to me. I recommend people check him out/library/kindle or....Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great Vonnegut as usual. The pigeon hole descriptions Amazon uses for these reviews are pretty useless for the complex ideas Von deals with.Published 3 months ago by catchusifu
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|Discuss Episode Seven of "Sucker's Portfolio"||
Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors; I own every book of his ever published. Wish this story had been completed. The desire to return to their former robot status reminds me of a statement from his essay: "I have to wonder if obedience isn't the basic flaw in most humankind."
Mar 17, 2013 by Ben Atkinson | See all 5 posts
|Discuss Episode Six of "Sucker's Portfolio"||
An interesting story about three couples of different generations that meet on a train to (and from) Paris. Interesting turns for everyone involved and a very sweet ending. B+
Jan 2, 2013 by M. E. Bobola | See all 3 posts
|Discuss Episode One of "Sucker's Portfolio"||
The first story in the collection was okay, I guess. It was a fast enough read. It seems clear enough to me why it would make it this long without being published, it's a little rough and not quite fully formed.
I did find a possible typo, at location 155 it says "wife" when I think it... Read More
Nov 25, 2012 by M. E. Bobola | See all 22 posts
|Discuss Episode Four of "Sucker's Portfolio"||
For this story, the impact doesn't come from the twist. The truth is revealed earlier before the end, unlike the 3rd story, which is revealed only right at the very end. Somehow I feel this is a sad story, not a good ending.... but we can hope...
Dec 11, 2012 by Parhjin | See all 8 posts
|Discuss Episode Five of "Sucker's Portfolio"||
This one's a miss for me. Plot by the numbers, characters that don't get the depth they did in the previous stories, and serious "of-the-time" sexism that just don't add up to something worth your time in 2012. D
Dec 20, 2012 by M. E. Bobola | See all 3 posts
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