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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
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May 12, 2012

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I confess to very mixed responses to Kurt Vonegut's writing. No doubt that he is an extremely talented and gifted writer. However, his writing reeks with misogyny; larger by the almost complete absense of any substantive or three-dimensional female characters. I doubt this is intentional, which is all the more disturbing.

narrator gets involved with children of the 'father' of the atomic bomb.. Who inherited chips of lethal ice nine, which essentially turns all fluid into ice. They go to the island of San Lorenzo and learn about the religion of Bokonism.

My soul seemed as foul as smoke from burning cat fur.
We had both overestimated our apathies, but not by much.

Looking at an abstract painting: "It’s a cats cradle" No wonder kids grow u crazy. A cats cradle is nothing but a bunch of xs between someone's hands and the kid looks and looks at all those Xs… and… no damn cat, and no damn cradle".
Bokonon word 'duffle' Duffle is the destiny of thousands of persons when placed oin the hands of a stuppa. A stuppa is a fogbound child.
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