The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

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Read The Sirens of Titan Online Free - The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there's a catch to the invitation—and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.

Title : The Sirens of Titan
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ISBN : 1857988841
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Stephen rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2011

5 THINGS I KNOW I learned from reading Sirens of Titan 1. Kurt Vonnegut was a brilliantly insightful GENIUS whose brain waves were ever so slightly out of phase with our universe making complete comprehension of his work by the rest of us impossible; 2. In the hands of a master, literature can be...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2017

Somebody up there likes me. One of my favorite film directors is Wes Anderson. I’m not sure if he is a fan of Kurt Vonnegut, but he should be and he should produce and direct the film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Sirens of Titan. Sirens of Titan, Vonnegut’s second published novel, was relea...

Manny rated it ★★★★☆

June 27, 2009

I'll start with a roundabout introduction. Garry Kasparov was not just one of the best chessplayers of all time, he was also one of the best analysts. Even as a teenager, he was always coming up with the most amazing ideas. Chessplayers often prefer to hoard their ideas; it can be worth a lot to...

BlackOxford rated it ★★★★★

December 06, 2017

Love the One You're With Most of Vonnegut's enduring tropes start life in Sirens: - Time and its distortions - Places like Newport and Indianapolis - People such as Rumfoord and Ben and Sylvia - The planet Tralfamadore and its inhabitants - And of course the Volunteer Fire Department What holds these o...

Danger rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2017

3RD READ-THROUGH 4/18/17: Since I was about 19, I’ve been referring to this novel as my “favorite book.” I don’t know if *quite* holds that distinction still, having read a lot more in the succeeding 15 years, but it is STILL, without question one of the best! This book might be the “plottiest” o...

J.L. rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2018

Always prophetic. Always relevant. In Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan, we accompany Malachi Constant on adventures through time and space. He is unlike any other hero you're likely to read about; Malachi "was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all." The plot, which seems ridiculous...

Kedar rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2013

Do you read a Vonnegut book, or does the book read you? Does it expose your thoughts to the most detailed analysis of humanity, human behavior, and human mind and then tells you to not give a damn? Except that it also seizes the phrase 'to not give a damn' from your control. Leaves you hanging mi...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★★★

April 01, 2016

“I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan One of my favorite Vonnegut. Top-shelf. Snug and warm next to Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, & Mother Night. The magic of Vonnegut is he develops an idea to the point wher...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

September 10, 2017

The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut The Sirens of Titan is a Hugo Award-nominated novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., first published in 1959. His second novel, it involves issues of free will, omniscience, and the overall purpose of human history. Much of the story revolves around a Martian invasion of E...

Apatt rated it ★★★★★

December 24, 2015

“Rented a tent, a tent, a tent; Rented a tent, a tent, a tent. Rented a tent! Rented a tent! Rented a, rented a tent.” — Snare Drum on Mars” That is funny until it suddenly becomes creepy, to tell you why would be a spoiler though. The Sirens of Titan is great stuff, this should come as no surprise...

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