Kurt Vennegut is always a good read Delivery was fast Not as good as the other half dozen Vonnegut novels I have read Classic Vonnegut dark humor My husband is a collector of this fabulous author Loved the quality as well, perfect service by y all
7 Stars I think that everyone s reading is influenced early on by the people in our lives Parents, teachers, friends, they all tend to point us in certain directions for our reading My influencing factors pointed me in directions other than Vonnegut But I ve heard his name come up frequently over the past few years, so it seemed to be about time to give him a shot I ve certainly been missing something special.
Based on my usual criteria, if I even have usual criteria, Galapagos should have been a 3 star rating There was very little action or character development, and no real climax, but there was something exceptionally special about how the story was told The best way I can describe my experience is comparing it to putting a puzzle together you know what the picture is, it s right there in front of you, but the fun or the challenge is figuring out how all of the pieces fit together.
Vonnegut s big brain has explored the big picture of change and adaptation I loved the way he highlighted how insignificant many of humanity s accomplishments really are in a million years no one will know or care about the 45th President of the United States, Beethoven s Ninth Symphony or Kurt Vonnegut, for that matter We are just tiny specks on the massive timeline Life will continue in one way or another and our mistakes and inaction can be just as significant as our accomplishments I read the audiobook of Galapagos and found Jonathan Davis narration to be a perfect match for the story He kept me captivated with his matter of fact tone and sarcastic inflection Davis became Leon Trout.
While post apocalyptic in scope, it is not your typical post apocalyptic story in nature then again, I don t think that there is anything typical about Kurt Vonnegut.
I love it when I find an author like this Galpagos Takes The Reader Back One Million Years, To AD A Simple Vacation Cruise Suddenly Becomes An Evolutionary Journey Thanks To An Apocalypse, A Small Group Of Survivors Stranded On The Galpagos Islands Are About To Become The Progenitors Of A Brave, New, And Totally Different Human Race In This Inimitable Novel, Americas Master Satirist Looks At Our World And Shows Us All That Is Sadly, Madly Awryand All That Is Worth Saving I had read some of his work years ago A close friend mentioned this and I started reading it It is wonderful and helps me realizes that many things don t change that much Especially ineptitude and ego