Literature > Satire

    Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story--and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man's careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.

Year: 1987
Genre: Satire

    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

Year: 1973
Genre: Satire

    Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

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

    Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut

Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut's funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors--a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb--Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are.

Year: 1982
Genre: Satire

    Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

A dying wizard tries to pass his staff on to the eighth son of an eighth son. When it is revealed that the he is a girl named Esk, the news of the female wizard sends the citizens of Discworld into a tail-spin.

Year: 1987
Genre: Epic FantasySatire

 

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-- -- -- --1987 Bluebeard Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --1973 Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --1963 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut ApocalpyseSatire
-- -- -- --1982 Deadeye Dick Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --1987 Equal Rites Terry Pratchett DiscworldEpic FantasySatire
-- -- -- --1985 Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut Post ApocalypseSatire, Time Shift
-- -- -- --1965 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --2004 Going Postal Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --1994 Gun, with Occasional Music Jonathan Lethem Hardboiled DetectiveNear FutureSatireSpeculative Fiction, Bay Area
-- -- -- --1990 Hocus Pocus Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --1979 Jailbird Kurt Vonnegut Satire, Watergate
-- -- -- --1984 JOB: A Comedy of Justice Robert A. Heinlein Satire
-- -- -- --2007 Making Money Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --2003 Monstrous Regiment Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --1987 Mort Terry Pratchett DiscworldEpic FantasySatire
-- -- -- --1970 Our Friends from Frolix 8 Philip K. Dick SatireScience Fiction
-- -- -- --2013 Raising Steam Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --1976 Slapstick Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --1969 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut SatireScience FictionWorld War II
-- -- -- --1974 Something Happened Joseph Heller Satire
-- -- -- --1988 Sourcery Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --2020 Squeeze Me Carl Hiaasen Comic ThrillerMissing PersonSatireWhats New
-- -- -- --1993 Strip Tease Carl Hiaasen Comic ThrillerExtortionSatire
-- -- -- --1987 The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe 1980sLegal ThrillerSatire, New York City
-- -- -- --1983 The Color of Magic Terry Pratchett DiscworldEpic FantasySatire
-- -- -- --1986 The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett DiscworldEpic FantasySatire
-- -- -- --2000 The Truth Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --1997 Timequake Kurt Vonnegut Satire
-- -- -- --2009 Unseen Academicals Terry Pratchett DiscworldFantasySatire
-- -- -- --1968 Welcome to the Monkey House Kurt Vonnegut SatireScience Fiction