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Think of Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut's 19th and last novel (or so he says), as a victory lap. It's a confident final trot 'round the track by one of the greats of postwar American literature. After 40 years of practice, Vonnegut's got his schtick down cold, and it's a pleasure--if a slightly tame one--to watch him go through his paces one more time.
Timequake's a mongrel; it is half novel, half memoir, the project of a decade's worth of writer's block, a book "that didn't want to be written." The premise is standard-issue Vonnegut: "...a timequake, a sudden glitch in the space-time continuum, made everybody and everything do exactly what they'd done during past decades, for good or ill, a second time..." Simultaneously, the author's favorite tricks are on display--frequent visits with the shopworn science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a Hitchcockian appearance by the author at the book's end, and frequent authorial opining on love, war, and society. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Delayed over a year, Vonnegut's latest finally arrives, with alter ego Kilgore Trout facing millennial catastrophe.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
*Timequake* was one of Vonnegut's last books - maybe the last book? - and at this point in his career he mostly just wanted to chat to the reader about the things that mattered to... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Karen Wingoof
I have a love-hate relationship with Vonnegut. Interesting introspective work. Don't believe anything he ever states as fact. Vonnegut fans should read it for sure... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zachary P. Stewart
Daughter's favorite author and she said it was one of Kurts good books.Published 6 months ago by Kath
The promotional information about this book and other reviews will tell you enough as to what this book is supposedly about. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tasawuf
I am a sucker for Vonnegut. Makes me laugh, makes me think, makes me really read the last page a few times occasionally. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Keith
Vonnegut is my favorite author and this is my personal favorite of his books.Published 8 months ago by Doc