Galápagos

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Dial Press, 1999 - Fiction - 324 pages
"Galapagos" takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave new, and totally different human race. Here, America's master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry -- and all that is worth saving.

"Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain... "Galapagos" is a madcap genealogical adventure." -- "The New York Times Book Review"

. "Beautiful.... Provocative, arresting reading." -- "USA Today"

 

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This was decent, but I felt that Vonnegut really didn't put as much effort-- or style, into this one as his other books. While the quotations were interesting, I felt that he didn't expand enough on ... Read full review

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This book was sent to me by a relative, not to read, but as a container for an envelope of seeds: my relative wanted to ensure the continuity of one of her grandmother's plants. When I actually read ... Read full review

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Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention inThe Sirens of Titanin 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) withCat’s Cradlein 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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