What are the best books-written-by-Vonnegut?

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    #1Deadeye Dick

    Deadeye Dick
    After accidentally killing a pregnant woman as a child, Rudy Waltz, more known as Deadeye Dick, has spent most of his life traumatized by that tragic event. The book narrates the relationship with his parents, and how after that event, he was so devastated he did not develop any kind of sexual attraction towards any genre. 

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    Magdalena Arias
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "My parents think they're hilarious. They must've, since they named me Richard. And they know I like Kurt Vonnegut, so I can only assume they were trying to be funny with this. But I don't like the implications that the book makes about Asexuals- after all, I am one- and they know this. Thanks, mom and dad. You're a real class act. Worst book by Vonnegut."
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    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.

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    William Stephens
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "One of the better and even the best books written by Kurt Vonnegut which is a necessity of those looking at reading American influential writers. I really thought this book was thought provoking, satirical in a way, and very well paced."
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    #3Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

    Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

    This book is a collection of short stories, essays, reviews and many other types of texts written by Kurt Vonnegut, from 1966 to 1974. In them, Vonnegut talks about many topics, like US politics system, Africa's situation or reflections on his own death to come. 


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    Phillip White
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is easily my favorite book written by Kurt. His way of telling the stories, reviews, interviews, ETC. are just so perfect. It's a roller coaster ride through the story as he takes you from place to place in his busy exciting world."
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    #4Armageddon in Retrospect

    Armageddon in Retrospect

    This book is a collection of twelve short stories, never published before, from Kurt Vonnegut. In these, he talks about war and peace, sharing his thoughts on these topics and sharing his own experiences as a prisoner of war in a Nazi camp. 


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    Bryan Walsh
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I have heard about this author in college and the books that he has written. I would probably buy these 12 short stories because he talks about war and peace and his own experience during war. I believe that everyone should read books about war because it is history and we should not repeat the horrors of war especially during WWll nazi camps."
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    #5God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

    God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
    This collection of short stories narrates the stories of a man who lives many near-death experiences, managing to interview many dead celebrities while travelling to heaven, including Adolf Hitler, Shakespeare or Asimov. 


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    Rajesh Pawar
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian written by by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a short novel about death and whats there after. During experimentation, Kurt allows his friend Jack Kevorkian to experiment and push Kurt to the edges of death, all to have near death experience. Giving Kurt the opportunity to meet and interview notable people from the past."
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     After being implicated in the Watergate scandal, Walter Starbuck has been imprisoned, but his small role made him only spend very little time there. He begins to work on his memoirs, telling his story and history of the American labor movement. 


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    Judy Schneider
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I'm a huge fan of Vonnegut; I love his writing style and sarcastic, satirical tone. I feel like there's a bit more humor in Jailbird compared to his other books, so it's somewhat of a more enjoyable read. Vonnegut touches on important themes in this novel that are still very much relevant today. The novel is a nice mixture of highbrow and lowbrow commentary, so it's suitable for a wide audience. "
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    #7Bagombo Snuff Box

    Bagombo Snuff Box

    This book is a collection of 23 short stories written by Kurt Vonnegut, which were published in US periodicals from 1950 and 1962, and that now are collected in just one book. 


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    Justin Kim
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Kurt Vonnegut has been one of my favorite authors. I recently wanted to go back and re-read some of his books and this had to be the first one I came back to!"
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    #8Hocus Pocus

    Hocus Pocus

    Eugene Debs Hartke is a Vietnam war's veteran, who one day, realizes that he has killed as many people he has had sex with. After some events, he ends up being friend with the prison's warden where he works after being fired from the school where he was teaching. 


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    Laura Warren
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "One of my friends suggested I read a book by Vonnegut, and I've been trying to decide which one to pick. I think Hocus Pocus might be a good choice. It has an interesting plot and has good reviews overall. I could definitely see myself enjoying this book and plan to read it soon."
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    #9A Man Without a Country

    A Man Without a Country
    This extremely short essay published in 2005 by Kurt Vonnegut covers many topics of the interes of the author, like modern technology or humor's role in today's society. This was the last work from Vonnegut while he was alive. 

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    Catherine Walker
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Not to often a book can really make me laugh, A Man Without a Country written by Kurt Vonnegut is one of them. Much of it is thoughts and ideas that makes the writer question and resound to many current topics at the time. Its not a long book by any means. With being so short and a quick read you could finish in a day or two."
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    #10Player Piano

    Player Piano

    This short story takes place in a futuristic society where machines and automated mechanisms do almost every activity. Vonnegut describes the negative outcome this kind of technology could have in today's society. 


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    Amber Gordon
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I have never read a book written by Kurt Vonnegut. This book was suggested to me by a friend. And I so wish I would have picked this up sooner. It’s funny and gets you guessing. I couldn’t put it down. I have now ordered a copy of this for my mother. I can’t wait for her to read it so we can discuss it. "
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    #11Welcome to the Monkey House

    Welcome to the Monkey House

    This book contains 25 different stories written by Kurt Vonnegut, ranging from war-themed stories, thoughts on today's society or family life, each one of them previously published in several magazines or newspapers. 


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    Harold Fowler
    Written on April 13, 2018
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    #12Breakfast of Champions

    Breakfast of Champions
    Breakfast of Champions is a novel by the acclaimed author, Kurt Vonnegut. It tells the story of Dwayne Hoover, whose mental illness lead him to believe Kilgore Trout's science fiction writings to be the truth.

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    Vishal Pillai
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Breakfast of Champions is one of the most famous Vonnegut novels, and while it's not my favorite it's still a good one. The storytelling is more fragmented than i prefer but to an extent that adds to the overall vibe of the plot."


Best What are the best books-written-by-Vonnegut
1Deadeye DickBooks 0 Paid
2Slaughterhouse-FiveBooks 0 Paid
3Wampeters, Foma & GranfalloonsBooks 0 Paid
4Armageddon in RetrospectBooks 0 Paid
5God Bless You, Dr. KevorkianBooks 0 Paid
6JailbirdBooks 0 Paid
7Bagombo Snuff BoxBooks 0 Paid
8Hocus PocusBooks 0 Paid
9A Man Without a CountryBooks 0 Paid
10Player PianoBooks 0 Paid

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