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    Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most important works--and Vonnegut at his very best.

Year: 1963
Genre: ApocalpyseSatire

    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

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.

Year: 1965
Genre: Satire

    Fertig by Sol Yurick

Sol Yurick's cult novel, originally published in 1966, blasts the American judicial system and society in general. It was called 'one of the fiercest and most effective satires to come out of America in a decade' by The Spectator. Although written before his debut published novel The Warriors (1965), like that work, Fertig was eventually made into a movie--The Confession (1999) starring Ben Kingsley.

Year: 1966
Genre: Satire

    Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

"Welcome To The Monkey House" is a collection of Kurt Vonnueguts shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science fiction" and "The Atlantic Monthly," what these superb stories share is Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.

Year: 1968
Genre: SatireScience Fiction

    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

Year: 1969
Genre: Anti-WarSatireScience FictionWWII: Post-War



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-- -- --1963 Cat's Cradle   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1965 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1966 Fertig   by Sol Yurick
-- -- --1968 Welcome to the Monkey House   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1969 Slaughterhouse-Five   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1970 Our Friends from Frolix 8   by Philip K. Dick
-- -- --1973 Breakfast of Champions   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1974 Something Happened   by Joseph Heller
-- -- --1976 Slapstick   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1979 Jailbird   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1982 Deadeye Dick   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1983 The Color of Magic   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --1984 JOB: A Comedy of Justice   by Robert A. Heinlein
-- -- --1985 Galapagos   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1986 The Light Fantastic   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --1987 Bluebeard   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1987 Equal Rites   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --1987 Mort   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --1987 The Bonfire of the Vanities   by Tom Wolfe
-- -- --1988 Sourcery   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --1990 Hocus Pocus   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --1993 Strip Tease   by Carl Hiaasen
-- -- --1994 Gun, with Occasional Music   by Jonathan Lethem
-- -- --1997 Timequake   by Kurt Vonnegut
-- -- --2000 The Truth   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --2003 Monstrous Regiment   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --2004 Going Postal   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --2007 Making Money   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --2009 Unseen Academicals   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --2013 Raising Steam   by Terry Pratchett
-- -- --2020 Squeeze Me   by Carl Hiaasen