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Vonnegut's best novel,
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This review is from: The Sirens Of Titan (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
I have read this early Vonnegut many times, and it never loses its freshness. If all Sci Fi were like this, the genre might actually attract good writers. This is a masterpiece of ingenujity, black humour, and fine writing that uses sci-fi ideas (but ideas superior to those found in the average sci-fi novel) to produce the most nihlistic ever written. The pay-off (which I will not spoil for others) has to be the darkest comment on human pride and ambition, and on the meaning of the universe that anyone has ever written. Forget Slaughterhouse 5, however good, and buy this right away.