Go Book Yourself: Kurt Vonnegut Edition
It’s ten years this week since we lost Kurt Vonnegut. If you’ve been meaning to get around to reading him, here’s where to start…
Slaughterhouse-Five for an American classic about a man haunted by the bombing of Dresden in WWII, who becomes unstuck in time.
Breakfast of Champions for Vonnegut’s exploration of the American condition, as a Pontiac salesman comes to believe he’s the last human with free will.
Cat’s Cradle for a satirical take on the post-WWII arms race, about the inventor of a dangerous fictional substance known as ice-nine.
Timequake for a novel Vonnegut deemed a “stew” of fiction, autobiography, and other devices that serve to explore ideas of time, depression, and free will.
Sirens of Titan for a bonafide sci-fi story concerning the wonderfully monikered Malachi Constant and the Martian invasion of Earth.