Slapstick (2020)

Slapstick Kurt Vonnegut Slapstick Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan and last President of the United States a wickedly irreverent look at the all too possible results
  • Title: Slapstick
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
  • ISBN: 9780385289443
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
Slapstick Kurt Vonnegut Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan and last President of the United States , a wickedly irreverent look at the all too possible results of today s follies But even the end of life as we know it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut s pen into hilarious farce a final slapstick that may be the Almighty s joke on usSlapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan and last President of the United States , a wickedly irreverent look at the all too possible results of today s follies But even the end of life as we know it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut s pen into hilarious farce a final slapstick that may be the Almighty s joke on us all.
Slapstick Kurt Vonnegut

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  1. Darwin8u

    And how did wethen face the odds, of man s rude slapstick, yes, and God s Quite at home and unafraid, Thank you, in a gameour dreams remade Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, or Lonesome No More My 15 ear old son broke the screen on his iPhone 6s I m letting him buy down the debt to me by reading 6 Vonnegut novels before the end of the year Every book he reads, drops his big OWE down by 10, upto 60 He is still on the hook for the other 80 This is what happens when daddy is an absurdist, but rules like a [...]

  2. Lyn

    Vonnegut s most farcical, most absurd, but also one of the scathing satires Here Vonnegut takes on universalism, and totalitarianism, but on a grander scale than he allowed in Harrison Bergeron but also this is surreal His genius, though, as seen in other novels, is to creatively intersperse pockets of stark realism to accentuate and to highlight the circus like theme Vonnegut also uses elements of grotesque to further illustrate his none too subtle rebuke of egalitarianism This is thought pro [...]

  3. Paul

    At this point I ve gotten fairly familiar with Kurt Vonnegut s tone and flavor The sense of universalism and equality consistently sound as often as his humor and irony rings.This books reads as a perversion of all four themes To me.Usually Vonnegut s works seem to read with some underlying sense that no matter how bizarre everything seems, no matter how depressing or how inspiring a situation seems, there s always a punchline, and that punchline brings you back to reality, forcing the reader to [...]

  4. Imogen

    And with that, I learned once again that I was an asshole I read Cat s Cradle when I was in high school and taking a lot of ecstasy, so I hated everything except the Chemical Brothers Since I hated Cat s Cradle then, I ve assumed that I didn t like Mr Vonnegut for the last, what, dozen years I only picked this one up cause I never see old editions of it and Josh said it s his favorite That all sucks I mean, I don t think he s perfect I d remembered his kind of smug, eccentric uncle persona being [...]

  5. Barry Pierce

    Hmmm deformed, incestuous fraternal twins become geniuses when they touch their heads together One is the last President of the United States of America Ridiculous, yes No This is Vonnegut I liked this one I like all Vonnegut actually I m very biased, don t listen to me Hi ho.

  6. Danger

    2ND READ THROUGH I enjoyed this immensely, probably even than the first time I read it probably back in 2002 It s a little plot driven than most of Vonnegut s works, but it still explores the same basic concepts you ll find in most of his oeuvre in fact diving deeper and direct into one concept in particular that doesn t quite find its way all of his novels love Specifically, familial love, and the meaning and purpose of family Utilizing copious dystopian imagery and weaving chaotically but s [...]

  7. Dan

    Note that I am giving this book a low rating as compared to Vonnegut s other books, and is not necessarily reflective of my opinion of it as a fine work of fiction.Really, when compared to the similarly themed Cat s Cradle and The Sirens of Titan, this one just doesn t hold up as well It boasts a classic Vonnegatian comedic end of the world scenario, but Slapstick just doesn t quite live up to the standard set by his previous novels, and achieved again by later ones I guess I can t really offer [...]

  8. Chris Dietzel

    Another example of what makes Vonnegut so great Slapstick combines sarcasm, humor, an absurd plot, and a critique of society and every part of it works This is no where near his best book and yet it s still leaps and bounds over most other books.

  9. Joni

    Un libro flojo a lo que es la obra de Vonnegut Sus ideas humanitarias siempre claras, pero es el humor el que falla, encima abordado con insistencia f til resultando en un libro aburrido y pesado Se pasa de absurdo.

  10. Katya Bogdanov

    This was the very first Vonnegut book I ve read, and while Slaughterhouse 5 is probably the most popular starter as far as I ve heard I picked this volume at complete random because Barnes Noble didn t have Sirens of Titan which is what I originally wanted In any event, I think this was quite a stroke of luck Slapstick, or Lonesome No More is a semi autobiographical work, and for someone like me, who prefers to begin everything with first principles, I think this makes for an especially great st [...]

  11. Steven

    I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, Please a little less love, and a little common decency 3 Vonnegut famously, while self assessing his work, gave Slapstick a D Writers are notoriously poor at evaluating their own work, however, and Vonnegut s assessment of Slapstick is no exception The Prologue is one of his most personal pieces of writing, as is the work itself revolving, as it does, around the death of Kurt s sister [...]

  12. Joel Lacivita

    This is definitely a farcical style Vonnegut novel that takes the reader into a satirical and dark world that Vonnegut fans love The time is far into the future when the government of the United States barely exists and the protagonist of the novel, the president of the United States, explains how things got this way The book was written 40 years ago, and its is amazing how Kurt made predictions that have come into being There are also many comical observations about politics that still hold tru [...]

  13. Ethan

    The problem I have with most Vonnegut books is that they feel like they ve been churned out of a random plot generator machine I imagine Vonnegut throwing a bunch of scraps in a hat and then challenging himself to string the items together into some sort of book which will then fly off the shelves because he s VONNEGUT, for chrissakes Sometimes the ideas hang together in interesting and fun ways Other times they just flop around uselessly, sort of cute but really kind of gross, like a beagle wit [...]

  14. Kyle

    Actual rating 4.5 This shall be one of my shortest reviews, because all that needs to be said of this book, can be derived from the next six words AbsurdProfoundEndlessly comicalHi Ho

  15. Wanda

    I was prompted to re read this Vonnegut novel by a non fiction work that I read recently The Juggler s Children was about the use of genetic research in relation to genealogical research and about the search of the modern North American to make some connections with people around them People are lonely and looking for distant relatives assuages the loneliness somewhat.I was put in mind of this novel and its alternate title, Lonesome No More I m not sure why that slogan and the new middle name sc [...]

  16. Alex

    One of the things that I ve always loved about Vonnegut is how simply he expresses complex ideas Slapstick is no different Here, he expands on the ideas of artificial families first imagined in his concepts of karass and duprass the Swain children may be duprass personified, with their collective brilliance and their intimacy far beyond what is appropriate for siblings Their isolation, however, is what leads Wilbur to create what could be the anti karass families built at random, not brought tog [...]

  17. David

    Slapstick, or Lonesome No More, is a self indulgent book by Kurt Vonnegut in his later years He writes the book as if he s speaking to you, as a friend, in conversation This style is great for the many Vonnegut fans, it conveys immediacy, friendliness and humour For people who aren t fans of Vonneguts I wonder what they would make of his addressing his readers so intimately He drops many of the contraints and conventions in story telling, but picks up other ways to carry the story If aspiring au [...]

  18. J.P.

    This one was one of Vonnegut s best He was creating worlds here, folks Most specifically, a world ours.The narrator happens to be the President of the United States the LAST one, as a matter of fact.Wilbur Daffodil 11 Swain and his sister, Eliza, have got to be two of the most sympathetic characters KV ever created Their voices just envelope you and draw you in Some of Vonnegut s most ingenious devices characters are in here Green Death, the Hooligan a thingie to communicate with those in the Af [...]

  19. Christie

    Vonnegut is always a bit strange, isn t he I picked this book up at a hostel swap library and I read it in an afternoon It has a bit of the sci fi quality that he apparently says he doesn t write any, but nevertheless, it s there The book was written in the late 70s, but some of the cultural predictions are, if not accurate, hilarious to read today For example, the Chinese genetically develop themselves to be even tinier so that they consume less food They get down to 6cm in size Also, the Presi [...]

  20. R.

    I was amazed with Vonnegut s tour through an apocalyptic world his mixture of Gothic, science fiction and comedy That said, I stepped toward this reading tentatively, with visions of the horrible Jerry Lewis movie from the 1980s in my head It was a rental Hey This movie s got Jerry Lewis a man whose cinematic ouevre is unparalleled if you give it a chance, you re 10 and the videocassette market is pretty slim pickings it was, in the 80s.So I feared this youtube watch v GS9IJfBut what I got was s [...]

  21. britt_brooke

    Why don t you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut Why don t you take a flying fuck at the mooooooooooooon I don t really know what to say about this book It s totally absurd Also smart, witty, and completely entertaining Not my favorite KV, but a worthy read.

  22. Kate

    My first Vonnegut book For many years I felt like I should read something by KV as I have always heard great things about him and his writing Ben suggested I start with this book, so I did Slapstick was pitched as hilarious , but I found it to be profoundly sad It took me back to Christmas morning in Singapore when I had a conversation with an aunt of two of our friends She was Singaporean of Chinese ancestry but lived in San Diego, and was back visiting for the holidays She said that she found [...]

  23. Helene

    STRANGEST OF THE STRANGEThis is the first book by Vonnegut that I have read And honestly it was odd But in a good way One can be odd ,different even eccentric without stereotyping them as weirdBack to the book I felt his book was both happy even humorous at times As I read I felt sadness , deep sorrow Vonnegut highly imaginative and intelligent book And I found it written in the most uncomplicated , simple manner It read much like having a conversation with a very creative person minus the ego [...]

  24. Ariya

    A comical absurdism This is the story of the President of the United States in not so far away future with a dumb wit and incestuous love with his abdominal sister and the cure for loneliness, on the other hand, it allegories American people and their abdominal land trying to bond with the primitive and ruthless origins whereas sometimes their ideology is justified to be perished and the U.S after all can t be reconciled with his sister again for the moment I write this on it reminds me of Wuthe [...]

  25. Sookie

    It s like staring at a Kandinsky the later ones and wondering why it makes absolute sense and kinda mind blowing although it all seems to be splotches of colors and random geometric patterns on a canvas I kept tripping between smugness and earnestness when it comes to Vonnegut s brand of realism.

  26. Joshum Harpy

    Vonnegut at his best I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one At once apocalyptic and whimsical, this book juxtaposed the complete collapse of civilization and a decimated human population with a lovable and lighthearted hideous neanderthal of a main character whose demeanor is endearingly naive and accepting of the extreme circumstances by which he is surrounded This character, which the prologue clearly establishes as Vonnegut s own image of himself, truly embodies the essence of why I love Kurt [...]

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