Hocus Pocus (Paperback)
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Hocus Pocus (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 17/10/1991
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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 narrates on scraps of paper found about the place. Killer of men, romancer of women, compulsive list-maker, Eugene is just one more victim of the world's hocus pocus.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099877103
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Vonnegut's best novel in years-funny and prophetic...something special" * The Nation *
"Although it is set in the near future, Hocus Pocus is the most topical, realistic Vonnegut novel to date, and shows the struggle of an artist a little impatient with allegory and more than a little impatient with his own country" * New York Times Book Review *
"Hocus Pocus is, of course, extremely funny. Jokes are told, deadpan and whiplash-sharp; neat, compulsive little anecdotes with stings in the tail jostle one another down the page" * Sunday Correspondent *
"After you have read one of Kurt Vonnegut's gleefully pessimistic novels, his words go on colouring your world for a long time afterwards... not to read him would be to miss out on lessons that need to be learned about the age we live in" * Sunday Times *
"It is all done with voice. Vonnegut is a master of the first-person, manic-depressive stand-up" * Observer *

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