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Timeuake free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. A great big bang It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991 making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja vu and a total loss of free will not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosec. This is an odd mix of fiction and autobiography Narrated by the author himself who is not fictional while relying on stories and uotations from the old science fiction author Kilgore Trout who is There are fake stories true stories and all of them will tell you something about being human in all its terrible glory Extenuating circumstance to be mentioned on Judgment Day We never asked to be born in the first place The universe happened upon the same uestion that hits us all often for no particular reason and out of nowhere What the hell am I supposed to do with myself Do I continue expanding or do I uit and start over In its understandable confusion and crisis it shrinks a bit and sends everyone back 10 years forcing everyone to relive every moment fully aware of having done it all before but incapable of changing anything A nightmare really and they have to relive the 90s I say not knowing if the 90s really were awful because I was a baby and then a child for all of it Ting a ling I once asked someone though what it was like being young in the 90s and he said it was certainly ugly referring to the fashion so it probably wasn t all that great but it makes for good storytellingOf course a timeuake is entirely unfeasible and would never occur except it does every day of our lives Humans are all too good at living in the past reliving painful or humiliating memories or being nostalgic for beautiful moments that are no That s our timeuake and we are completely incapable of changing a thing that has happened Reliving it too much however will freeze you in your present moment because you forget that right now you have the absolute power you have your free will to make every moment something you might not hate reliving I read this book and suddenly realized that if I had to relive the past 10 years of my life it d probably suck 80 percent of the time and I d come out of it traumatized But I can t change a single second so it s best to just move on and try to be the best I can be for the rest of my life Casting the ridiculous and brilliant Kilgore Trout as the hero of the story the ideal of who we should try to be should this particular event ever occur is a little bit genius No one can be Trout obviously as he s entirely fictional and frankly I don t think anyone wants to be him but I do want to be like him The main thing about van Gogh and me said Trout is that he painted pictures that astonished him with their importance even though nobody else thought they were worth a damn and I write stories that astonish me even though nobody else thinks they re worth a damn How lucky can you get The Timeuake however plays a small role in the book It is the frame yes the story we return to but mostly this is a collection of stories from Vonnegut s life and Kilgore Trout s arsenal of oddball short stories With his usual wit and round a bout way of saying anything Vonnegut dishes up some striking social commentary I m continuously surprised by how achingly humane he is making his observations all the salient because they come from a place of compassion and honesty I kept coming back to this one uote from a song by Say Anything it goes I guess that everyone includes meand that s why I m a humanist If anyone Vonnegut embodies that saying at least in this particular book The song is called Hate Everyone In a way that is also very fitting Sure being alive is a crock of shit but also I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books some of them very funny books reason enough to feel honored to be alive no matter what else might be going on Thank you for such a book
Timeuake free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Ond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades With his trademark wicked wit Vonnegut addresses memory suicide the Great Depression the loss of American elouence and the obsolescent thrill of reading book. I m suprised that I found some of Vonnegut s later less talked about books as enjoyable as some of the classic ones But I enjoyed Bluebeard Hocus Pocus and Timeuake just as much as Slaughterhouse 5 Cat s Cradle Mother Night or Breakfast of Champions Even though this technically isn t the last Vonnegut work it s obvious that he was thinking of it as his swan song in fiction and it s a near perfect farewellsummary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Timeuake free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. According to science fiction writer Kilgore Trout a global timeuake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001 It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience Should it expand or make. In real life as in Grand Opera arias only make hopeless situations worse Kurt Vonnegut Jr TimeuakeTimeuake was one of the first books my wife ever gave me I don t know why it took me so long to read I WAS a huge fan of Vonnegut 20 years ago when we first got married and I loved my wife Clearly I at age 23 I wasn t a fan of Vonnegut enough or trusted my wife s taste in books enough I think I was just fearful Vonnegut was just mailing a final novel in This was one of the last things he published and I think it was his last novel I might check this and find out I was wrong it happens Anyway I think all three of us were right My wife was beautifully right in buying me Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut was right in writing it I was right in waiting I wasn t ready for this book I m now 20 years closer to death I am now a father to two pimply teenagers who are sleeping tonight waiting for their parents to pretend still they are Santa and bring them goodies on Christmas morning We are all pretending the best we can We are all making the best of this short spin on Earth I am now in a place where I can functionally GET the older Vonnegut better I can get better his take on free will money morality and art Timeuake isn t a great novel but it has absolutely brilliant parts I love its lines and sentences better than I liked the book It has a fantastic message about extended family and friends and community that I absolutely adored It has so many good lines yes I said that before but now I m going to pull back the curtain Only when free will kicked in again could they stop running obstacle courses of their own construction Let us be perfectly frank for a change For practically everybody the end of the world can t come soon enough I define a saint as a person who behaves decently in an indecent society when things were really going well we should be sure to notice it Pictures are famous for their humanness and not for their pictureness
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