Cat's Cradle: A Novel (Paperback)

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Victoria's Holiday Staff Pick, December 2015:

For the college student.

Cat’s Cradle will provide your exhausted, cynical student a break after months of tedious academia and stress.

A satire based on pessimistic situations involving an atomic bomb and a fictional religion, Cat’s Cradle is full of dark comedy and provides an astute social commentary on human nature. A necessary read for any college student wishing to engage in philosophical discussions, this will reaffirm his or her belief in the world’s absurdity!

 

— From December 2015 Holiday Staff Picks

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“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times 

Cat’s Cradle
is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best.

“[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine

“Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly

About the Author


Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Praise For…


“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”The New York Times 
 
“[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”Harper’s Magazine

“Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”Atlantic Monthly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385333481
ISBN-10: 038533348X
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: September 8th, 1998
Pages: 304
Language: English