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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony Excellent defense of your point of view, sir. I struggled on a re-read of this, though, with Vonnegut's writing style. While he seems to aim for simplicity he came off as, well, too simple.

message 2: by Shelly (new)

Shelly Yes, good job.

message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris Great review.

message 4: by Daniel (new)

Daniel This is a thoughtful, well-reasoned review. Nicely done, Dave.

message 5: by Moira (new)

Moira Russell Really well-done!

message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol Storm If the Tralfamadorians are such villains, why do they hook Billy up with a stunning beauty like Montana Wildhack? Why didn't they just make him go back to his wife? "This is hire and salary, not revenge . . ."

message 7: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell Brian, thank you.

Lily, didn't they do it as an experiment, not as a kindness?

message 8: by Howard (new)

Howard Billy's "philosophy" which he claimed to have learned on Tralfamadore, is meant to be a pathetic loser philosphy. It's funny how many people think Vonnegut is seriously promoting it as an enlightened way of life! It's really very sad & meant to be pathetic.

message 9: by Carol (new)

Carol Storm That's an interesting idea, Howard, but it's clear that Vonnegut heartily detests all the opposing philosophies presented in the novel. He especially hates heroic types who believe in traditional male values such as courage, self-reliance, and anything that implies accepting responsibility for one's actions . . . something Billy never does.

message 10: by Max (new)

Max Williams Just want to say-I think the glaciers will all be gone and we'll still be fighting wars. Gonna need a new analogy.

message 11: by Charli (new)

Charli Dave your review has been copied and pasted, word for word, to Emma Mason's account at Amazon.com:
You may want to contact Amazon and let them know your review was plagiarized by this person.

message 12: by Dave (new)

Dave Russell Weird. Thanks for the heads-up.

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