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The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Jun 17, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read in August, 2009 , read count: 3

Kurt Vonnegut’s second book (1959) understandably seems a bit dated in its creation of a futuristic world. Also, the plot of intergalactic manipulation of and by various beings becomes tiresome after awhile. In fact, this book is so forgettable that I read while I was recovering from surgery last year—and completely forgot that I did! Frustratingly, it was so forgettable that I did not remember enough plot details not to finish it again!

Maybe it’s just me. I enjoyed this as a teenager, but can’t believe I’ve read it three times.

The usual doses of Vonnegut’s made-up scientific facts, literary sources, and religions help make the book somewhat amusing, but the characters, both manipulator and manipulated (and combinations of both) just didn’t hold my interest. Perhaps he is only proving his thesis of the pointlessness of life, but it wasn’t a satisfying read for me.

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