Sunday, May 13, 2007

Cat's Cradle: Kurt Vonnegut

I just finished reading Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. I didn't like it a whole lot - it's unfunny and unsubtle and the only interesting things are said towards the end of the book. Don't quite understand why it's called a 'classic'. Wikipedia says the book is about the arms race, but that connection is rather tenuous.

Wikipedia says the scientist character was based on Edward Teller. Rajesh Kamath and I once went to hear him speak at the Skilling Auditorium in Stanford - a very tough man indeed. Called Indians "the Hindus"...

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