Book :: Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle
By: Kurt Vonnegut
Pages: 304
Published: 1963
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Rating: (6)


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Cat’s Cradle (1963) is Vonnegut’s most ambitious novel, which put into the language terms like “wampeter”, “kerass” and “granfalloon” as well as a structured religion, Boskonism and was submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for a Master’s Degree in anthropology, and in its sprawling compass and almost uncontrolled (and uncontrollable) invention, may be Vonnegut’s best novel. Written...

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Portia Portia

Feb 11th, 2019

forline forline

It took me 45 years to read any Vonnegut...this was my first and I'm making up for lost time!

Dec 31st, 2017

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Feb 5th, 2015

red13x red13x

This is a fairly good read, I didn't have a problem with any of the themes, I enjoyed the science aspects, but overall this wasn't really my preferred type of book.

Jan 25th, 2014

heathershep heathershep

If you're offended by the playful mocking of religion, this isn't the book for you. It's out there. It's got a sci-fi feel, apocalypse, and an imaginary land with a made up religion. Great read!

Oct 18th, 2013

Keith Keith

Jul 30th, 2013

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