kurt vonnegut

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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.

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The Great Book Cover Project by Levente Szabo

Love these. Belgian artist Levente Szabo redesigns the covers of his favourite books. Done in Photoshop with handwritten lettering.

  1. The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
  2. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  8. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  9. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  10. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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