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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Jul 23, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: library-borrowed
Recommended for: Adult Catcher in the Rye fans
Read in July, 2009

As my first Vonnegut it was okay. I liked the read through and the style was interesting (written as if the author had only scraps of paper and no initial intention of writing a book)

I was left mostly with a Catcher in the Rye feel. 'Everyone has lied to me, the entire world is phonies.' But without the bitterness and anger that are inescapable when writing from a teenager's point of view.

Other reviews I've read have pointed out that his is one of Vonnegut's lesser known books and not the best of even the lesser novels. Unfortunately it's the only one my library currently has. I will definitely be on the lookout for his more classic novels.

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