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Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
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Mar 08, 12

Read on March 08, 2012

No students came in for the writing center today! I was able to read almost unimpeded for the entirety of my scheduled work day.

This book is more or a memoir than it is a novel. As a novel, it fails miserably. I'm not so sure Vonnegut minds this. As a memoir to life, humanity, and writing, it's pretty funny, depressing, and memorable. It's the only book in recent memory I've read from cover to cover in one sitting!

I find it a bit odd that I've read now Vonnegut's first novel and his last back to back.

Kurt throws around some nifty ideas in this book that are worth a look, though I agree that it comes across as a bit more "tame" than some of his earlier works. I think this book is Vonnegut being himself without trying to be "the writer" so much as just having a conversation with the reader.

And so on... Ting-a-ling?

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