Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Title: Cat’s Cradle
Publication Info: New York : Dial Press, 2006, c1963.
I’ve not read much Vonnegut so I’m trying to make up for that. This Cold War novel is a dark satire of the atom bomb (and the scientists behind it), US government support of corrupt “Banana Republics,” and religious cults with a dose of science fiction. The short chapters are full of biting satire and cynicism. Vonnegut creates some memorable, over the top characters and an interesting parallel to our world.
Recommended books: In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.