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The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
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Apr 20, 12

bookshelves: kurt-vonnegut
Read from April 13 to 20, 2012

Hilarious. Lots about ego, billionaires, how easily we can be duped, group-think, militarism, conformism, and ultimately a lot about the nature of free will. In some ways it reminds me more if Voltaire's Candide than of other alien invasion stories from the 50s or 60s. Classic Vonnegut.

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Kurt Vonnegut
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

Reading Progress

04/13/2012 page 65
29.0% "Why has no one made a movie out of this yet?"
04/14/2012 page 106
47.0% "I think that I just accidentally posted this as my progress on an MLK book instead of this one- this line of Vonnegut's reminded me of Mitt Romney- "there's something obscene about a billionaire's being optimistic and aggressive, and cunning.""
04/15/2012 page 196
88.0% "So now it's getting weird, just the way Vonnegut likes things."
04/16/2012 page 236
100.0% "(Spoiler Alert) To paraphrase Pogo, we have met the enemy and he is (one of) us. Kind of."
04/17/2012 page 264
100.0% "Absorbing- wish had time to just read."

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