Books: Cat’s Cradle

My march through Vonnegut continues.  Cat’s Cradle was the best yet – as predicted by everyone that saw me carrying it around the past few days.  Ice-Nine was not a new concept for me, but I was unaware of its melting point (114.4 degrees.)

While I often ponder how busy, busy, busy my world is, I’ve been noticing a lot of foma’s lately, especially being spewed by several wrang-wrangs.  Sometimes they are sin-wat’s; other times they simply want to try to provoke pool-pah’s for no particular reason.  Most of these people are granfalloon’s, which is just fine by me since I’m very happy with my karass.

Heh.  Just read it.  Guess what’s next?  The same book that eight million other people are reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  I paid $34.11 (including tax) today at the Boulder Bookstore when I could have just ordered it on Amazon for $17.99.  Oops – poor impulse control.

  • Bruce

    “Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”

    You remind of how much I loved that book when I read it some years ago. I’ll have to drag it back out and re-read.

    Hell, even Border’s had HP for 40% off, although I suppose I should feel guilty for not supporting local businesses. I read somewhere that of the initial 23M run, over 2M were being delivered via Amazon.

  • dont forget god bless you mr rosewater…. one of kurts less knowns perhaps but such a goodie….

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  • “Cat’s Cradle” is probably my favorite Vonnegut book, too. Whenever someone asks me what my religion is, I sometimes reply “Bokononism.”

  • Have you gotten to Timequake yet? That’s one of my favorites.