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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

vonnegutz first novel...i think

Considering that this book was written in 1952, it is one of his finest novels. I think that in his later works he tends to go a little too far trying to shock his audience. The book is not quite as comical as his later works. Human invisibility is one central theme tha...
Considering that this book was written in 1952, it is one of his finest novels. I think that in his later works he tends to go a little too far trying to shock his audience. The book is not quite as comical as his later works. Human invisibility is one central theme that Vonnegut addresses, taking the reader to a post WWIII world where the second industrial revolution is beginning to take place in the form of computerization. This has to be one of the first books that addressed the importance of computerz. check it out.

posted by Anonymous on April 28, 2000

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A So, So Book

This is not a terrible book, it in fact has a great plot. It's only flaw, which is a major one, is that it was badly executed, the climax was rushed and thrown out of detail.

posted by Anonymous on March 15, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    I am still trying to figure out why this book has so many 5 star

    I am still trying to figure out why this book has so many 5 star reviews and has received so much praise when the only good thing about it is the central message  about the cons of mechanization and the beauty in human imperfection is conveyed very well.
    EVERYTHING ELSE, HOWEVER, IS AN UTTER MESS. The plot! What the heck???? It is so confusing, boring, and unnecessary! Additionally, some of the characters are just frustrating (I'm talking about you Anita, you seductress you). Don't even get me started on the ending.
    I am 500% done with this novel so here -

    To sum up:
    Good message, horrible book.

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    Posted October 22, 2010

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