2BR02B [NOOK Book]

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2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been “cured” and population control is mandated and administered by the government.
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Overview

2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been “cured” and population control is mandated and administered by the government.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012180643
  • Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Series: Sunrise Master Works , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 532,222
  • File size: 487 KB

Meet the Author

American author Kurt Vonnegut combined satiric social commentary and black comedy with surrealist and science fictional elements. His best known works are Player Piano (1952), Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969; film, 1972), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). Known for his outspoken political opinions, Vonnegut also produced a host of essays, articles, and short stories. A number of his works have been translated into television or film, and he graced a few of these with cameo appearances. Vonnegut was also a graphic artist, and illustrated a number of his works himself.

Common themes in Vonnegut's work include the dehumanization wrought by technology, as well as by bureaucracy and media indoctrination. Sexuality and violence and the myths that spring up around them are also common themes. While Vonnegut's work has sometimes been criticized for flouting accepted narrative conventions, for "sophomoric simplicity", and for vulgarity, there is no mistaking the passion of his underlying arguments -- for pacifism, for socialist equality, and most of all for the need for common decency. Yet what separates Vonnegut from other social commentators and political do-gooders is that he never seemed compelled to elevate himself above the rest of humanity. He portrayed himself, as he did nearly everyone else (hero or villain), as a dumb schmuck struggling to do his best, despite mispatched mental programming and an unsteady world.
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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Makes you think

    I have to say this was interesting. It was my first read by Vonnegut and I do understand now why my son loves him.

    It's a short story about population control. For every child born that is going to live, a volunteer must die. Imagine what goes through a father's head when his wife is about to have triplets!

    I enjoyed it and it really makes me stop and think. I didn't think I would enjoy it and I was pleasantly surprised. I think I will give something else by this author a try.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Quick, thought provoking read

    It's a short journey through the mind of three men and one government some may see as idealized. 10-15 minutes takes you through the thoughts of a new father, an artist, a doctor and the government they reside in.

    If you're not thinking by the end of this then you're either a) dead or b) too narrow minded to see the possibilities beyond your own beliefs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 11, 2014

    Crooked

    *preps*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Perfectly Executed

    I love this story, and the question of mortality that Kurt so wondrously created

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK

    It not worth 95 cents

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