Cat's Cradle

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Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ...Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is 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 ...

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artspar

Jan 16, 2009

Wonderful Journey To The End Of The World

Vonnegut's vision of the end of the world by the substance called Ice-9 is a poetic masterpiece in his own unique and darkly humorous style. Like strolling along and smelling beautiful flowers on the way to Armageddon. Wonderful.

Maggy

Oct 18, 2007

Amazing book!!

Cat's Cradle is an amazing book, as well as one of Vonnegut's most popular and accessible works. Vonnegut tackles such abstract issues as human psychology, Armageddon-esque scientific discoveries, religion, and much more, all while maintaining a dark humor. If you like Vonnegut's other books, or books such as Catch-22, you will probably like this book.

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