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The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Mar 31, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2012, science-fiction, scifi-fantasy-ebook-club
Read from March 31 to April 03, 2012

I have to say I was not very impressed with the book. It wasn't bad, but I just never cared about any of the characters or what they were doing.
The whole war with Mars and the new religion just didn't speak to me.

One interesting thing is that when I read about the idea of wearing "handicappers", I was instantly reminded of the short story "Harrison Bergeron", which I have always loved, and I thought how odd, the same idea...duh, I just looked it up and of course the story was written by Vonnegut, published two years after Sirens. While I remember reading that story and being blown away by it, Sirens just never gave me any moments where I wanted to stop and think about what I had read.

My favorite character was Salo. For me, he had more depth to him than any of the other characters and I would have been interested to read more about him.

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