Book review: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, 1963

I am not sure I can think of a more quintessentially 60’s novel than this. It is madcap, millennial (think Dr Strangelove), anarchic and at times plain weird. The plot, such as it is, involves a first person narrator who is researching a biography of the (fictional) inventor of the nuclear bomb, Felix Hoenikker. InContinue reading “Book review: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, 1963”

Book review: Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1969

I’ve written elsewhere on the mysterious process that is re-reading a novel. The experience ranges from a comforting stroll down memory lane, to the more common “I know I have read this, but for the life of me can’t remember a single thing about it”. Slaughterhouse 5 was for me definitely a re-read, and IContinue reading “Book review: Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1969”