Authors > Kurt Vonnegut

"Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer... A zany but moral mad scientist." -- Time

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Mother Night

Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.

Year: 1961     Genre: WWII: Post-War

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most important works--and Vonnegut at his very best.

Year: 1963     Genre: ApocalpyseSatire

Slaughterhouse-Five

Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

Year: 1969     Genre: Anti-WarSatireScience FictionWWII: Post-War

 

Titles

YearTitle

1952Player Piano Science Fiction
1959The Sirens of Titan Science Fiction
1961Mother Night 
1963Cat's Cradle Apocalpyse, Satire
1965God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Satire
1968Welcome to the Monkey House Satire, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1969Slaughterhouse-Five Satire, Science Fiction
1973Breakfast of Champions Satire
1976Slapstick Satire
1979Jailbird Satire
1982Deadeye Dick Satire
1985Galapagos Post Apocalypse, Satire
1987Bluebeard Satire
1990Hocus Pocus Satire
1997Timequake Satire
2013If This Isn't Nice, What Is?  Non-Fiction