Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Either Vonnegut has a unique style of writing, or I just haven’t read anything from the guy he stole from yet ;) Seriously, it’s hard to describe what his books are about. Timequake, for example, is basically about an occurrence that made everybody live through the past seven (I think) years again – just this time without their free will. But then, at the same time it’s not really mainly about that. You’d have to read it to understand, and it’s very much worth being read. Britannica.com describes him as “novelist noted for his pessimistic and satirical novels that use fantasy and science fiction to highlight the horrors and ironies of 20th-century civilization”. But don’t be scared now! He’s nothing like the typical science fiction. My point is, go get one of his books (preferably Timequake), read it and see for yourself. I guess the book he’s probably best known for is his Slaughterhouse Five in which he describes (in his unique way, satirically) his time in Wold War II, in Dresden during the bomb attack. (Look inside the book at Amazon.com)

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