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Humour & Satire

Vonnegut's Heaven: Dracula in the AID'S Era

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"Roberto Quesada is a lively and gifted writer full of amusing and thought-provoking ideas" -- Kurt Vonnegut. The are many good things about this book, first of all that it's free, it does not cost a penny, you do not pay... See More

£2.00 £2.10 Price verified 7 hours ago
Humour & Satire

Cat's Cradle

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(95 reviews)

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... See More

£7.99 Price verified 4 hours ago
Humour & Satire

The Sirens of Titan

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(77 reviews)

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at... See More

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Humour & Satire

Player Piano

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(16 reviews)

Player Piano (1952), Vonnegut's first novel, embeds and foreshadows themes which are to be parsed and dramatized by academians for centuries to come. His future society--a marginal extrapolation, Vonnegut wrote, of the... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Player Piano

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(16 reviews)

Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut -- wildly... See More

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Anthologies

The Big Trip Up Yonder (The Galaxy Project)

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The editor of GALAXY magazine, Horace Gold, was obsessed with social trends and their extrapolation. The prototypical GALAXY story (often parodied in the magazine itself) would take a present-day, often overlooked trend, fad... See More

£1.73 Price verified 2 hours ago
Science Fiction

The Sirens of Titan

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(77 reviews)

The Sirens of Titan (1959) is Vonnegut's second novel and was on the Hugo ballot with Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers but lost in what Harlan Ellison has called a monumental injustice. Sirens of Titan is a picaresque... See More

£6.34 Price verified 10 hours ago
Literary Fiction

The Man With the Golden Arm

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(11 reviews)

Frankie Machine, a veteran of the Second World War, returns to Chicago's Northwest side with a morphine habit. Nicknamed the 'kid with the golden arm', Frankie is an aspiring drummer by day and an illicit card-dealer by... See More

£6.17 Price verified 19 hours ago
Anthologies & Literature Collections

Again, Dangerous Visions

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(4 reviews)

Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied -- and sometimes defined -- modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of... See More

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Humour & Satire

Slapstick

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(22 reviews)

Perhaps the most autobiographical (and deliberately least disciplined) of Vonnegut's novels, Slapstick (1976) is in the form of a broken family odyssey and is surely a demonstration of its eponymous title. The story centers... See More

£5.99 Price verified 11 hours ago
Science Fiction

Five Fantastic Stories

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(7 reviews)

Collected here are five fantastic stories by Algis Budrys, Frank Herbert, Robert Sheckley, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and Jamie Wild. 1) The Stoker and the Stars: When you've had your ears pinned back in a bowknot, it's sometimes... See More

£1.85 Price verified 9 hours ago
Literary Fiction

Never Come Morning

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(3 reviews)

Never Come Morning is unique among the novels of Algren. The author's only romance, the novel concerns Brun Bicek, a would-be pub from Chicago's Northwest side, and Steffi, the woman who shares his dream while living his... See More

£10.44 Price verified 11 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

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(5 reviews)

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... See More

£11.75 Price verified 7 hours ago
Humour & Satire

Galápagos

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(52 reviews)

Vonnegut was in his early sixties and his career, still successful, drawing toward a kind of bitter summation when Galapagos (1985) was published. His early work with its unequivocal statement of absurdity and hopelessness... See More

£6.34 Price verified 12 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

Breakfast Of Champions (Vintage Classics)

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(121 reviews)

In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some... See More

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Literary Fiction

God Bless You, Mr Rosewater

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(23 reviews)

Eliot Rosewater is tortured by a fabulous inheritance he feels he does not deserve, so he devotes himself to drink, and to a life serving the dull, the ugly, the irrelevant and the useless. This is a novel about the... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Slapstick or Lonesome No More

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(22 reviews)

Manhattan has become the Island of Death. The former President of the United States stands barefoot in a purple toga around a cooking fire in the lobby of the Empire State Building. He is Dr Wilbur Daffodil-II Swain and... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

Hocus Pocus

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(27 reviews)

Eugene Debs Hartke, ex-Vietnam vet, ex-college professor, current inmate of Tarkington State Reformatory, awaits his trial and probable death from TB. How did he get there? Via numerous absurd twists of fate which he now... See More

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World Literature

Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street

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(4 reviews)

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street... See More

£9.49 Price verified 12 hours ago
Humour & Satire

Welcome to the Monkey House

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(19 reviews)

This short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) incorporates almost completely Vonnegut's 1961 "Canary in a Cathouse," which appeared within a few months of Slaughterhouse-Five and capitalized upon that... See More

£6.34 Price verified 8 hours ago
Literary Fiction

Bluebeard

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(19 reviews)

Kurt Vonnegut has surpassed even his own giddy heights of hilariously bitter irony in Bluebeard. It is a novel so funny and yet so terribly serious that you will read it - then reconsider your own life. See More

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Literary Fiction

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

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(8 reviews)

From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut... See More

£7.59 Price verified 19 hours ago
Humour & Satire

Breakfast of Champions

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(121 reviews)

Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt... See More

£6.34 Price verified 22 hours ago
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