Vonnegut, Kurt

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A small group of apocalypse survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave new human race. Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Train. ... Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure.

Publisher: New York :, Dial Press,, 2006, ©1985
Edition: Dial Press trade paperback edition
ISBN: 0385333870
Branch Call Number: FICTION Von
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 05, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Vonnegut is an author that I feel like you can burn out on if you read too much of his stuff in a short amount of time (I did in college). This is a later novel of his and while it's fine, it will be familiar and a little uninspired to anyone who has read a few of his books. At least Kilgore Trout is mentioned.

Mar 06, 2011
  • zbN8MbMu rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoy the dark humour of Kurt Vonnegut and this novel did not disappoint me. I understand why women do not enjoy this author as much as men do and this novel will undoutedly offend some women as well.
Vonnegut is curiously predictive about the fate of humanity and considering that it was published in 1985 he was obviously considering what humans were doing to the planet and all its inhabitants, including themselves.

Dec 02, 2010
  • daymakerdave rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A million years from now we (humans) still laugh at farts. I love this book. Vonnegut has dropped in a familiar character or two from other works of his, as he often does. This cast is great and the story is epic. Worth reading if you've never read Vonnegut before and are curious.

Sep 05, 2010
  • indielibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best. Book. Ever. Seriously. Narrated by a ghost, it tells the story of how humans evolved into amphibious mammals, via the A-bomb, near-extinction, and a tour of the Galapagos Islands.


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Dec 02, 2010
  • daymakerdave rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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