Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cat's Cradle

by Kurt Vonnegut

OMG, what did I just read? I know that I enjoyed it, but can I sum it up without giving away too much of the plot? I will try. . .

It all starts with a young man named Jonah. Jonah decides to write a book that will be called The Day the World Ended. While researching his topic, he contacts the children of Dr. Felix Hoenikker, one of the “Fathers” of the atomic bomb. His intention is to record their memories of the day the bomb was dropped. What happens when he meets them is completely different, so much more than he expected.

Strange, funny, and engrossing. I enjoyed this novel from start to finish. This is definitely my favorite Vonnegut novel (so far).


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