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Name: Cat's Cradle

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Year: 1963
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Popularity: 9.7
Genres/categories: Science fiction, Classic, Fiction, Humor, Fantasy

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9780440011446
9780606025782
9780805013191
9780844663654
9784001149128
0440011442
0606025782
0805013199
0844663654
4001149125
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...

Dr. Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding "fathers" of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he's the inventor of "ice-nine", a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three ecentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Felix Hoenikker's Death Wish comes true when his last, fatal gift to humankind brings about the end, that for all of us, is nigh...
About the author:
Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist.
His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work. This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five, the book which would make him a millionaire. This acerbic 200-page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as "Vonnegutian" in scope.
Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973).

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