Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle (2nd Hand Paperback)
This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Benjamin Kunkel.
With his trademark dry wit, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle is an inventive science fiction satire that 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 humanity. For he is the inventor of ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet.
Writer Jonah's search for his whereabouts leads him to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to an island republic in the Caribbean where the absurd religion of Bokononism is practised, to love and to insanity.
Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction is a frightening and funny satire on the end of the world and the madness of mankind.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1969 (This Edition 2008 - Penguin Modern Classics)
- ISBN : 9780141189345
- SKU : B002044
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'One of the warmest, wisest, funniest voices to be found anywhere in fiction' - Sam Leith, Daily Telegraph.
'A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!' - The New York Times.
'Vonnegut looked the world straight in the eye and never flinched' - J.G. Ballard.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death.