The Big Trip Up Yonder

The Big Trip Up Yonder

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by Kurt Vonnegut, Kossin
     
 

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"If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it ... it is much too good for anyone else!

GRAMPS FORD, his chin resting on his hands, his hands on the crook of his cane, was staring irascibly at the five-foot television screen that dominated the room. On the screen, a news commentator was summarizing the day's happenings. Every…  See more details below

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"If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it ... it is much too good for anyone else!

GRAMPS FORD, his chin resting on his hands, his hands on the crook of his cane, was staring irascibly at the five-foot television screen that dominated the room. On the screen, a news commentator was summarizing the day's happenings. Every thirty seconds or so, Gramps would jab the floor with his cane-tip and shout, "Hell, we did that a hundred years ago!"

Emerald and Lou, coming in from the balcony, where they had been seeking that 2185 A.D. rarity—privacy—were obliged to take seats in the back row, behind Lou's father and mother, brother and sister-in-law, son and daughter-in-law, grandson and wife, granddaughter and husband, great-grandson and wife, nephew and wife, grandnephew and wife, great-grandniece and husband, great-grandnephew and wife—and, of course, Gramps, who was in front of everybody. All save Gramps, who was somewhat withered and bent, seemed, by pre-anti-gerasone standards, to be about the same age—somewhere in their late twenties or early thirties. Gramps looked older because he had already reached 70 when anti-gerasone was invented. He had not aged in the 102 years since.

"Meanwhile," the commentator was saying, "Council Bluffs, Iowa, was still threatened by stark tragedy. But 200 weary rescue workers have refused to give up hope, and continue to dig in an effort to save Elbert Haggedorn, 183, who has been wedged for two days in a ..."

"I wish he'd get something more cheerful," Emerald whispered to Lou..."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013273764
Publisher:
Ladislav Deczi
Publication date:
10/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
23
File size:
286 KB

Meet the Author

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ( /ˈvɒnɨɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer of the 20th century. He wrote such works as Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) and Breakfast of Champions (1973), blending satire, gallows humor and science fiction. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 11, 1922
Date of Death:
April 11, 2007
Place of Birth:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Cornell University, 1940-42; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1943; University of Chicago, 1945-47; M.A., 1971

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Big Trip up Yonder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What could be wrong with being able to be immortal just by taking a daily medicine? Almost nothing. Simply PRIVACY?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could take it or leave it .. a good prequel to 2BR02B.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Began eating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smiled watching
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