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Galapagos

Written By:Kurt Vonnegut - 1985

  • Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut cover

Synopsis

Where life is just a state of mind

Kurt Vonnegut take you back one million years. To A.D. 1986—and the beginning of the human race.

Blurb

The major national best seller first time in paperback!

"The best Vonnegut novel yet!" —John Irving

17 weeks on the New York Times best seller list

"His best since Slaughterhouse-Five... funny and harrowing." —The Washington Post Book World

"Brilliant and inventive... an absolute original!" —Ann Tyler, The Chicago Tribune Book World

"Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain... Galapagos is a madcap genelogical adventure." —Lorrie Moore, The New York Times Book Review

"Beautiful... provocative, arresting reading." —USA Today

"Interesting, engaging, sad and yet very funny... Vonnegut is still in top form. If he has no prescription for alleviating the pain of the human condition, at least he is a first-rate diagnostician." —Susan Isaacs, Newsday

"His most ironic novel so far and his most memorable in at least 10 years... a satire in the classic tradition... a dark vision, a heartfelt warning." —The Detriot Free Press

"Swiftian in its satire. This is Vonnegut's most imaginative conception of the future from the past." —John Barkham Review

"Dark... original and funny... a model of simplicity and clarity." —People

"A work of high comedy, sadness and imagination." —The Denver Post

"A triumph of style, originality and warped yet consistent logic... a condensation, an evolution of Vonnegut's entire career, including all the issues and questions he has pursued relentlessly for four decades." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Wacky wit and irreverent imagination... and the full range of technical innovations that have made [Vonnegut] America's preeminent experimental novelist." —The Minneapolis Star and Tribune

"A superbly crafted, insightful, witty yet tragic appraisal of where we are as a race and where we might be better off." —UPI

"Wild details, wry humor, outrageous characters... Galapagos is a comic lament, a sadly ironic vision of a future where 'Nobody, surely, is going to write Beethoven's Ninth Symphony—or tell a lie, or start a Third World War." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"All the elements one expects from a Vonnegut novel: an outrageous scenario, exaggerated characters, chatty observations and anecdotes... and beneath the droll humor, some scathing perceptions about 20th-century ills... We need writers like Vonnegut—serving as universal consciences—to remind us, as we're chuckling, about the darker side of our existence." —The Sacramento Bee

"Spirited and funny... full of imagination and inventiveness... the Twain-like detached irony in the contemplation of human folly is softened by humor and compassion." —Minnesota Daily

Catastrophe:

ecological

Type:

fantastical