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A Man without a Country

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2006

    'The good Earth - we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.'

    For the many of us who are currently disillusioned about the state of the world, nearly caught in the same mud that caused Mark Twain and Albert Einstein to give up on the human race, this joyous little book by veteran American writer Kurt Vonnegut is an elixir. Never one to hold his tongue in pointing out the foibles of mankind, Vonnegut rambles on about the Bush Dynasty, the outrageous abuse of natural resources, the plight of the poor, the essential good of Socialism in its pure state, deriding a country that demands the placement of the Ten Commandments in the classrooms but simultaneously completely ignores the Beatitudes of the sermon on the mount - all the hypocrisies that flood our planet and point toward a gloomy end if we remain oblivious. And yet acerbic and wise though Vonnegut's observations are, he remains funny and gently in praise of music and the arts and especially of the importance of human kindness. In the end this is a memoir of a one of our great writers who gives us a tasty history of his life from his vantage in Indiana to his post of letters in universities, a man who is able to make his observations that sting like napalm, point our attention to the government abuses, tickle our need for love and concern of our natural resources with the master stroke of humanism. So for those who truly care about tomorrow, read this little book, then read it again. It is smart, funny, bracing, and very important. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2006

    Amazing!

    He already has a reputation for 'telling the truth' even in his fiction. But in this book of pseudo-memoirs, Vonnegut doesn't hold back. If you like the current Presidency or drive a large SUV, and can't laugh at yourself, then this book is NOT for you. Sense of humor and ability to think are mandatory.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    ipsilateral fundamentals

    Ironic Humor with a twist of hopeful pessimism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2007

    A sad fall from grace

    A compilation of short works by an aging icon. Mr. Vonnegut toes the line on current social issues in a tiresome tirade without suggesting any solutions. Except to buy some 'Art Works' from a website that he has the nerve to tout in the conclusion of this very thin work. He also repeats the historical urban myth of the death of Ignaz Semmelweis that was put to rest in 1979. Reread God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and pick this one up on the quick sale table at the bookstore it will be there soon enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    Vonnegut rocks!

    Vonnegut continues to have me grinning when I read his work. Talks about modern politics and happpenings. Slightly repetitive from other books, but enlightening as well. Shorter than his other books, yet he did say he would not write another book, so I'll take it as is.

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