Rolf Weatherson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (79 of 86)
Location: Bath


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,401,230 - Total Helpful Votes: 79 of 86
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a &hellip by Kurt, Jr. Vonnegut
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Read this decades ago when Vonnegut was THE thing. SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE was our talisman in school, right along with CATCHER IN THE RYE and about ten other books. We loved this guy for his absurdist comedy and knowing look at the human condition. Occasionally Vonnegut's works will be so "real" that you think he's just giving you a take on a slice of life, but with S5, time becomes a major player in this tale of angst, social malfunction, and Tralfamadorians. The only book I liked better was BREAKFAST FOR CHAMPIONS and the great quirky novel KATZENJAMMER by McCrae which flew off the shelves in America when it first came out. S5 is Black comedy at its finest. Can't go wrong with this one.
Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim by David Sedaris
57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the mark, 6 Nov 2007
Sedaris is one of America's greatest and funniest writers. I love all his books as I do those of J.T. McCrae, such as his -Katzenjammer- or the works of Kurt Vonnegut with his -Welcome to the Monkeyhouse-. All are great, but Sedaris distills the humour and makes it razor sharp. There's no one who can touch him. Top of the mark, this one. While a lot of people rate his books; usually "Me Talk pretty One Day" is at the top, for me, "Dress" is number one.