Hitler the Cat Goes West
The United States ceased to exist twenty years earlier, after the Supreme Court declared all participates in an abortion subject to execution. Six fragmentary nation-states emerged out of the violence following from this Great Dissolution.
Many of the six heads of state have been systematically assassinated, and a militant religious group, the Tr...more
"Hitler" begins just a bit uneven and it takes a couple of pages to get used to Mr. Pielke's tight writing style, but once in, the story m...more
Normally, I do enjoy convoluted semi-post-apocalyptic socio-political satires. However much I did want to enjoy HITLER THE CAT, I just couldn't. The writing is clunky, but serviceable; the satire comes off as tedious, rather than blackly funny, and I just could not get involved enough in the story to really care what happens to any of the characters.
Stick with reading Kurt Vonnegut's novels instead.
I enjoyed the plot despite the somewhat amateur writing style of the author. I can see how this would be a good idea for a story, but definitely wish it had been better executed stylistically. First written in 1995, the novel seems both socially and technologically dated.
I'm not totally unhappy with it, but I certainly won't read it again or recommend it to anyone...more
As you can tell from the various ratings, there is very little "middle ground" for this book. People either love it OR hate it.
This is all perfectly understandable.
In all cases, I appreciate people spending the time to read it.
M.Div - Luth Sem Gettysburg
Ph.D - Claremont Graduate Univ
His academic writings have been in the area of ethics, logic, and popular culture. Included in the latter is an analysis of rock music entitled You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock Music in American Culture. He has also published short stories, feature articles, and film and restaurant reviews. His novels include Hitler the...more