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Title:Deadeye Dick
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Dial Press
ISBN:0385334176
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Number of Pages:271
Category:Fiction, Humor, Literature

Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Deadeye Dick Deadeye Dick b is Kurt Vonnegut s funny chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors a double murder a fatal dose of radioactivity a decapitation an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb Rudy Waltz aka Deadeye Dick takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe and who we say we are

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Player Piano, The Sirens of Titan, Galpagos, A Man Without a Country, Breakfast of Champions, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER br br This may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir br i Los Angeles Times br i br Like that of his literary ancestor Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut s crankiness is good humored and sharp witted Reading i A Man Without a Country i is like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend br i The New York Times Book Review i br br In a volume that is penetrating introspective incisive and laugh out loud funny one of the great men of letters of this age or any age holds forth on life art sex politics and the state of America s soul From his coming of age in America to his formative war experiences to his life as an artist this is Vonnegut doing what he does best Being himself Whimsically illustrated by the author i A Man Without a Country i is intimate tender and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut s passions br br For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations this is what he is like in person br i USA Today i br br Filled with Vonnegut s usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow hope and despair humor and gravity br i Chicago Tribune i br br Fans will linger on every word as once again Vonnegut captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity br i The Australian i br br Thank God Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book In this wondrous assemblage of mini memoirs we discover his family s legacy and his obstinate unfashionable humanism br Studs Terkel, b Told with deadpan humour amp bitter irony Kurt Vonnegut s cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon amp worse still surviving it b br br Dr Felix Hoenikker one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb has left a deadly legacy to the world For he s the inventor of ice nine a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker s three ecentric children to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean to madness Felix Hoenikker s Death Wish comes true when his last fatal gift to humankind brings about the end that for all of us is nigh, In i Breakfast of Champions i one of Kurt Vonnegut s most beloved characters the aging writer Kilgore Trout finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth What follows is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war sex racism success politics and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth, Second only to Slaughterhouse Five of Vonnegut s canon in its prominence and influence God Bless You Mr Rosewater presents Eliot Rosewater an itinerant semi crazed millionaire wandering the country in search of heritage and philanthropic outcome introducing the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout to the world and Vonnegut to the collegiate audience which would soon make him a cult writer br br Trout modeled according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon with whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship is a desperate impoverished but visionary hack writer who functions for Eliot Rosewater as both conscience and horrid example Rosewater seeking to put his inheritance to some meaningful use his father was an entrepreneur tries to do good within the context of almost illimitable cynicism and corruption br br It is in this novel that Rosewater wanders into a science fiction conference an actual annual event in Milford Pennsylvania and at the motel delivers his famous monologue evoked by science fiction writers and critics for almost half a century None of you can write for sour apples but you re the only people trying to come to terms with the really terrific things which are happening today Money does not drive Mr Rosewater or the corrupt lawyer who tries to shape the Rosewater fortune so much as outrage at the human condition br br The novel was adapted for a Alan Menken musical The novel is told mostly thru a collection of short stories dealing with Eliot s interactions with the citizens of Rosewater County usually with the last sentence serving as a punch line The antagonist s tale Mushari s is told in a similar short essay fashion The stories reveal different hypocrisies of humankind in a darkly humorous fashion