Deadeye Dick

      Kurt Vonnegut
Deadeye Dick

**Deadeye Dick** is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are. *From the Trade Paperback edition.*
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    Mother Night

      Kurt Vonnegut
Mother Night

**Mother Night** is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.
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    2 B R 0 2 B

      Kurt Vonnegut
2 B R 0 2 B

Kurt Vonnegut is considered by many to be one of the most underrated writers of science fiction to have been active in the transitional stage between the Golden Age of sci-fi and the modern era, when motion picture and CGI took the place of good old-fashioned stories like 2 B R O 2 B.The tale at hand is a short satirical dramatic reading that will only take about 15 minutes to go through, but that also carries a lot of weight both when it comes to the presented concepts and Vonnegut's masterful writing style.The title is based on Shakespeare's eternal words "To be or not to be," and reflects the essence of this captivating, yet chilling tale with eerie accuracy. The plot presents us with a possible future of the United States, where poverty, disease and even death were all conquered. Unfortunately, there were consequences: with depleted resources and the average human life span extended to about 130, the population of the United States had to be maintained at 40 million. For each newborn, the "Federal Bureau of Termination" had to ensure the death of another citizen in order to prevent overpopulation.This bleak prospect took Edward K. Wehling, Jr., to the brink of an impossible dilemma, when he was notified at the hospital that his wife was expecting triplets.During his lengthy career, Vonnegut was famous for his dark satirical style which can also be seen in 2 B R O 2 B. He has written a total of 14 novels, three short story collections, as well as several plays and works of non-fiction. His best known work is Slaughterhouse Five, a satirical novel with equally disturbing, dark connotations as the story presented here.For anyone interested in dark satire and outstandingly well-written sci-fi, 2 B R O 2 B is one of the most intense and enjoyable Kurt Vonnegut stories you can consider listening to.
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    Galápagos

      Kurt Vonnegut
Galápagos

**Galápagos** takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America’s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all that is worth saving.
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    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

      Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature... with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. *God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater* is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. *From the Trade Paperback edition.*
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    The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

      Kurt Vonnegut
The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut's experience in the late '60s and early '70s--a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy--and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.

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