The Big Trip Up Yonder [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Big Trip Up Yonder

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Overview

An excerpt:

"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

  • BN ID: 2940013273764
  • Publisher: Ladislav Deczi
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 23
  • Sales rank: 849,144
  • File size: 279 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Good read

    What could be wrong with being able to be immortal just by taking a daily medicine? Almost nothing. Simply PRIVACY?

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    Posted July 16, 2013

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    He smiled watching

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Short

    I could take it or leave it .. a good prequel to 2BR02B.

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