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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 22 Nov. 2009
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This review is from: Welcome To The Monkey House and Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage: "Welcome to the Monkey House", "Palm Sunday" (Paperback)
I only purchased this book because I saw a reference to one of the stories (Harrison Bergeron) which sounded intriguing. The story started promisingly but the resolution was flat and unimaginative. I thought the same about the rest of the tales, 'The Monkey House' I thought was plain silly. I have to admit, though, that I do not much care for short stories. The last half of the book was devoted to 'Palm Sunday', a sort of autobiography, which held no interest for me. This book will find its way to a charity shop.

I can't see, from this offering, why Vonnegut is so popular, maybe the novels are better, on his own admission these stories were only pot-boilers while he produced the longer works.
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2010 18:19:08 GMT
So it goes!

Posted on 12 Feb 2012 19:22:41 GMT
l8machine says:
This book is obviously meant for Vonnegut fans. Why would you buy it in the first place?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Feb 2012 22:09:14 GMT
D. Bateman says:
I answered your question in my first sentence.
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