Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Recent perspectives on Kurt Vonnegut’s 1959 novel The Sirens of Titan

Fifty years after it was first published as a paperback original, Kurt Vonnegut’s Hugo Award-nominated novel The Sirens of Titan (1959) still entices readers with its scenes on Mars and comical yet profound insight into human nature. Here are three blogs I came across over the past few months whose owners recently read and enjoyed Vonnegut’s novel:

Book Scribbles: “The scariest thing about Kurt Vonnegut is that he makes perfect sense.”

Uncle Bob Martin: “As Vonnegut's reputation grew, and his books were moved to general fiction, I followed him there, and slowly stopped being a sci-fi nerd.”

You Are What You Read: “It's still enjoyable, and fun and easy to read. B”

Pictured: Cover of 1959 Dell first edition, a paperback original.

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