Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cat's Cradle

Very rarely do I wish that a book would get turned into a movie, but this one is quite the exception. It's always been one of my favorite Vonnegut books and re-reading it has only made me appreciate it even more.

Good ol Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is most definitely a laughing prophet of doom and this spin on the Armageddon cements his well deserved place in the literary world. In the style of Dr. Strangelove, this tale brings many questions to the table and questions the moral responsibility of scientists and the discoveries they make, or rather unleash.

In this tour de force John (call me Jonah), is working on a memoir of the family members of Dr. Felix Hoenniker, father of the atomic bomb. Getting entwined with this family has more consequences then he can ever imagine, as the late great scientist Felix passed on one more deadly scientific weapon to his three children, Ice-9.

A must read for everyone, and an essential Vonnegut novel :)

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