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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
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Jun 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: reddit-top-200, science-fiction, classics

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Even more so than Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle exhibits Vonnegut's biting writing style and wonderfully odd ways of telling a story. The entire novel can be taken as a cynical review of humanity and its absurdity. Cat's Cradle has to be the best treatment of the end of the world I've yet read, ranking up there with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in humor but with a great deal more cynicism.

If you enjoyed the movie Doctor Strangelove you will enjoy this novel. I highly recommend it for all readers.

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Reading Progress

June 3, 2011 – Shelved
June 3, 2011 – Shelved as: reddit-top-200
October 2, 2011 – Started Reading
October 2, 2011 – Shelved as: science-fiction
October 2, 2011 – Shelved as: classics
October 2, 2011 –
40.0% "I need to read more Vonnegut."
October 8, 2011 – Finished Reading

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