When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet. As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode ...
Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour. But at least, as a consolation, he now knows everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will be. He knows, for instance, that his wife is going to Mars to mate with Malachi Constant, the richest man in the world. He also knows that on Titan -- one of Saturn's moons -- is an alien from the planet Tralfamadore, who has been waiting 200,000 years for a spare part for his grounded spacecraft...
The sci-fi setting is purely an instrument, to let Vonnegut tell his fantastic tale about free will, military criticism and even love. Such a bastard, this book! It will make you laugh you ass off and cry without warning! Yet, oddly enough
..." enough considering my love for Douglas Adams (who was largely inspired by The Sirens of Titan in writing his Hitchhiker saga), I loved the sad parts best.Continua...Nascondi
I WAS A VICTIM OF A SERIES OF ACCIDENTS, AS ARE WE ALL."The worst thing that could possibly happen to anybody," she said, "would be to not be used for anything by anybody.""Sorry," said Salo. "I would say, 'Is there anything I can do?' - but Skip
... can do?' - but Skip once told me that that was the most hateful and stupid expression in the English language."
"It took us that long to realize that a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."Continua...Nascondi