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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions) Paperback – January 12, 1999
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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer.”—Time
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Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.
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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) exists in an aura of surreality, recounting the experiences had by Vonnegut. The preface, itself, explains that the novel contains situations related to ideas that are not only abnormal but not tangible, either. The word wampeter comes from Vonnegut's book, Cat's Cradle (see my review of Cat's Cradle at [...] ), and it describes any "object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve". This definition, alone, prompts the reader to realize that the book will involve many exemplifications of abstract ideology.
The novel contains essays describing events and satiring politics and societal figures. Vonnegut is one of the world's greatest black-humorists, and it is expected that he will try to offend quite a few persons while writing his works. Thus, Vonnegut's writing may not be for the light-hearted, and if this means you, then maybe you should not rush out to the bookstore and buy this book. However, if you dare to delve into the depths of derogatory literature, then this should be your next book. Another book I need to recommend -- completely unrelated to Vonnegut, but very much on my mind since I purchased it off Amazon is "The Losers' Club" by Richard Perez, an exceptional, highly entertaining little novel I can't stop thinking about.
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For a while, his work was unbearable to me, I'm doing his stuff marathon style, you see. He's becoming more approachable here, I'm having a better time of agreeing with him, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Vonnegut is a great writer, but a lot of his writing is tedious for one reason or another. Sometimes his plots aren't that amusing, or dwell on his favorite hobbyhorses. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Gaylord
Great book. Very informative look into the mind of Vonnegut. Better than "Welcome to the Monkey House" in my opinion.Published 14 months ago by Drew
A good book by my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut. Full of sarcastic humor, this book is well worth reading.Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
The image has since been changed, but I received a copy of this book with a cover that was different from what I expected. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Andrew
when the picture appeared to be this one, i assumed that is what I would be getting. It was a gift for a friend because i lost hers so it had to be the same cover as in the... Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Hanna Nadel
You love Vonnegut, you love this book. Only he is capable of the gallows humor you see hear and it's nice that his humor is able to bring out the actuality of life in a way that is... Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Wesley Irvin