Cat's Cradle - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)
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Cat's Cradle - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 20/05/2010
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One of America's greatest writers gives us his unique perspective on our fears of nuclear annihilation

Experiment.

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.

Solution.

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 eccentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Felix Hoenikker's death-wish comes true when his last, fatal, gift to mankind brings about an end that, for all of us, is nigh.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575081956
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 202 x 130 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A major novelist, and a major novel. - Sunday Telegraph.

Resonate with our fears...very moving. - London Review of Books.

In a line-up of literary originals, Kurt Vonnegut would have to start apart...He is brave, clever, honest, and wise beyond the gags. - Irish Times.

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“Atomic bomb creator ups his game”

I admit, I've been putting off reading any Vonnegut for ages (he turns up in all those books to read before you die lists, which gave me the impression that his writing would be difficult and dry) but I enjoyed... More

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“Cat's Cradle”

My first Vonnegut and I was not disappointed.

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