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Be sure to read this when you are young. I reread this often, when I was a little down usually -- the book cheered me up so much. Now that I am "older" it was not as funny as I had once thought; that the world does not evolve from stupidity the way I used to think it was doing. Also, I never thought of Robert Oppenheimer when I read this book. Instead I thought of my grandfather and maybe your grandfather also if you were born during the cold war. 

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Review: Cat's Cradle
I was a very interesting book that I read only because it was for AP summer reading. Happy I read this book. It didn't really have any dull moments. Like a well written documentary.

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I am currently writing a research paper on fears during the Cold War, especially around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This book is perhaps one of the greatest satires of that time. Vonnegut uses extensive symbolism and metaphorical situations to depict a seemingly ridiculous situation. However, this situation only seems ridiculous until you consider the eerie similarities between the world of Cat's Cradle and the real world.
I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for either a good laugh from dark humor, or someone who is interested on the popular attitudes of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
 

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This was a very quick and fun read. The characters were very interesting and was often hilarious. Bokononism was genius.

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User Review  - Penny - Goodreads

Although I found the ending rather abrupt, I thought this was a fantastic book! The style of short chapters was unusual but fit well with the narration. The story is told from the point of view of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manny - Goodreads

Most people have read Cat's Cradle, so I won't bother to try and hide spoilers. Did you say you hadn't read it? Well, what are you waiting for? This isn't Ulysses, you know, it's short and funny! So ... Read full review

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