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Cat's cradle [electronic resource]. Kurt Vonnegut.

Vonnegut, Kurt. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780795302725 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9780795311963 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: ebook.
  • Publisher: New York : RosettaBooks, 2002.

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General Note: Title from eBook information screen..
Summary, etc.: Cat's Cradle (1963) is Vonnegut's most ambitious novel, which put into the language terms like "wampeter", "kerass" and "granfalloon" as well as a structured religion, Boskonism and was submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for a Master's Degree in anthropology, and in its sprawling compass and almost uncontrolled (and uncontrollable) invention, may be Vonnegut's best novel.Written contemporaneously with the Cuban missile crisis and countenancing a version of a world in the grasp of magnified human stupidity, the novel is centered on Felix Hoenikker, a chemical scientist reminiscent of Robert Oppenheimer... except that Oppenheimer was destroyed by his conscience and Hoenikker, delighting in the disastrous chemicals he has invented, has no conscience at all. Hoenikker's "Ice 9" has the potential to convert all liquid to inert ice and thus destroy human existence; he is exiled to a remote island where Boskonism has enlisted all of its inhabitants and where...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 969 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 367 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Humor (Fiction).
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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