in tight witty prose vonnegut relays the tale of a disenchanted american idealist and writer caught in the throws of WWII Nazi Germany who makes it safely through the war by "impersonating" a Nazi propogandist so succesfully as to rise to the top of the Nazi ranks and become loathed throughout the world all while believing nothing of what he says and serving secretly as an American spy. Is this man good? Evil? Merely human? Kurt knows. Let him tell you the rest. This book rocked. It's an easy, enjoyable read whose theme warns us that we ARE the people we pretend to be, and not the "good" person we think we hold inside and whose image we use to comfort ourselves. in other words, actions speak louder than words and thoughts. So do good stuff, don't think about it.
i can't wait to read all of vonnegut's work. He's silly and brilliant.