Wow, what an awesome book. I love Vonnegut. His writing style is always engrossing and his tales suck me in and leave me thinking with a tear in my eye. There is such beautiful sadness in this book and many others I have read by him.
I believe this is his second published novel and you can see many of the themes he carries on in future works being established here: Destiny, futility, loss, regret, and longing.
The story is broken into three parts and I must say the transition between the first and second parts rather jarring, but necessary. Reflecting back upon this in the third part revealed the effect to be perfect.
I do strongly recommend reading this novel early on in any Vonnegut experience so as to enjoy the early establishment of universe.
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