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The Sirens of Titan
The Sirens of Titan | Kurt Vonnegut
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 theres a catch to the invitationand a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Liv4liv
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Loved this book, first I‘ve read by KV so didn‘t know what to expect. First half was intriguing but the second half of the book was outstanding. The events on Mars, Earth and finally Titan are written in such an engaging way that I couldn‘t put the book down again until I‘d completed it. One of those books that makes me want to research the authors underlying themes, really interesting stuff 9/10

Leftcoastzen He‘s in a class by himself. 2mo
Liv4liv Looking forward to reading more of his, felt like an entirely new genre over the last hundred pages. No idea how I‘ve not read anything by him before! 2mo
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Schwifty
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This is your typical Vonnegut novel of sci-fi satire and dark humor and although I usually enjoy his work, this novel started a little slow for me. The ending reveal which ties the various oddball character threads and moral philosophical musings together is the saving grace.

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A Universe schemed in mercy would have kept man and dog together. The Universe inhabited by Winston Niles Rumfoord and his dog was not schemed in mercy.

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CoffeeNBooks
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CrowCAH Sounds interesting. 4mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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A few new books from this week!
I have a new copy of Dark Matter for #BBBBC since I decided to trade mine in a few months ago 😅
As well as The Sirens of Titan, volume one of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and The Witcher graphic novel.

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AMVP
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If this is what Vonnegut was like this early in his career, then I can't start reading the rest of his books fast enough. A terrifically plotted tale with an abundance of brilliant ideas and touching characters.

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AMVP
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Been a busy weekend, so I didn't get to participate in #24in48 . I did manage to get 100 pages into my first Vonnegut novel.

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vivastory
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Sirens of Titan-Vonnegut
Bright Star
Starman-David Bowie
#manicmonday @JoScho

Tianarose Almost famous. (Movie) 10mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Thanks so much @jmofo for my #lasagnahog giveaway gift! I love this addition to my Vonnegut collection! I've been wanting to read this one!!

jmofo Yay! I do love this one, he goes after so many things in this book. Thanks for playing! (edited) 11mo
Sumtime77 This was my first read of his. Amazing! 11mo
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Leftcoastzen
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📖Sirens of Titan
✍️John Steinbeck
📽Stripes
📺Seinfeld
🍤Shrimp
#manicmonday #letterS

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 12mo
Leftcoastzen @bookcollecter we are getting close to festivus, I‘m definitely ready for the airing of the grievances!😂 12mo
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bookcollecter 😂haha did you set up your pole? @Leftcoastzen 12mo
Leftcoastzen @bookcollecter Still looking for the perfect one.If I fail, my local craft market features two nights in December with a Festivus celebration with pole! 12mo
britt_brooke Stripes! 👏🏻 And I went with Vonnegut, too, but Slaughterhouse-Five. 💚 12mo
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kristincatastrophic
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49/50 Only 1 book away from the goodreads goal I set back in February. This one took me longer than the other Vonnegut books I've read this year but not because I wasn't into it, because my youngest son's 10th birthday was yesterday. My time went to birthday shenanigans instead of reading. No matter what book you're reading your baby's birthday shenanigans are far more important. No review, just a pick because it's Vonnegut and of course I 💜 it

britt_brooke 💚 KV 1y
Libby1 Baby‘s birthday shenanigans are ALWAYS more important. 😊 1y
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kristincatastrophic
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Love it.

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kristincatastrophic
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Not a great picture but I'm sitting outside of my work. I finally started this last night. I think I put it off so long because I'm still disappointed I didn't receive the edition I was supposed to from #Thiftbooks I'm getting over it though because I definitely am loving it so far. #currentlyreading #vonnegut 💜

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kristincatastrophic
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On the left are my copies of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle and The Sirens of Titan (which arrived yesterday) On the right the edition of The Sirens of Titan I thought I was buying. I really wanted all my Vonnegut books to match and look nice together on the shelf. I know when you buy used books online this happens and you get what you pay for but *whine* Am I being petty or would this bother anyone else this much?

Briget66 You‘re not being petty, it‘d bother me too! Try again for another edition? That‘s what I think I‘d do. 1y
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youngreadrshelf
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Waiting for my turn at the minute clinic and reading the next book from my #MountTBR. I expect I will spend much of my day waiting in plastic chairs because the car place is next.

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AshleyHoss820
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This one isn‘t my favorite (Breakfast of Champions is) but I enjoyed this witty, sarcastic, fun, ridiculous romp through space/time. I could *try* to describe this book but you really just need to read it! #GreatAmericanRead #GAR

Mcoun Yes, it is pretty difficult to give this book a synopsis. 1y
OrangeMooseReads Yeah it is hard to describe this book, but it‘s really good. 1y
AshleyHoss820 @Mcoun @OrangeMooseReads Right!? I kept thinking of how describe it but it was all wrong! But I really enjoyed the book! 😊 1y
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rachelk
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On the surface, ‘The Sirens of Titan‘ seems like a funny, crazy, trip through space. (Albeit, an ahead of its time, highly influential trip.) And it is. But it‘s so much more. Vonnegut takes on religion, free will, the purpose of life, foolishness and responsibility to others. This is really good science fiction literature. It‘s not necessarily an easy read - but as in life, things often don‘t make sense in a straightforward way.

britt_brooke Nice review! This is not my favorite Vonnegut, but I plan to revisit it at some point. 1y
tjwill That is my husband‘s favorite Vonnegut. He actually just reread it recently. 1y
rachelk @tjwill The only other Vonnegut I‘ve read is Slaughterhouse-Five. It was cool to see an early Tralfamadore reference in this. (edited) 1y
rachelk @britt_brooke Thank you! I‘m putting more of his work on my tbr list. 1y
britt_brooke @rachelk You won‘t be disappointed! 💚 1y
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rachelk
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I finished another (brilliant) book for #GARBingo - I need to be more on top of this game. So far it‘s been fantastic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reading.

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rachelk
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My friend canceled our Sunday plans (coffee, shopping and pedicure) but I decided to go anyway - and take Kurt Vonnegut instead. I‘m reading this for #GARBingo and I can‘t believe I‘ve never read it before. Very funny!

Mommamanzi Good for you. Your bag is amaaaaaazing!!! 1y
tracey38 Glad you got to go out anyway! Great bag! 1y
Amanda.T Those are the best kind of days! Super cute bag! 😍 1y
AJones 💛 👜 1y
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jshwlkr
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What makes you think you're going anywhere?

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wanderinglynn
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Despite my 70s-esque cover edition, this was an interesting read. Originally published in 1959, Vonnegut does a great job of making the story timeless. And I can see how this book influenced later sci-fi authors.

I finished it at 12:03am, but I‘m counting it as a June 29 read. 😉

Review on GR forthcoming, but I rated it 4-stars and a definite pick.

#readpastmybedtime #latenightread #GARbingo

Aimeesue The mountain/mouse bit caught my eye, because I read the same metaphor yesterday in The Moving Toyshop and had to look it up. Now I'm going to see it everywhere, right? 😄 1y
wanderinglynn @Aimeesue Yep! 😂😂😂 1y
SleepyDragon The copy I read in May also had that cover. Lol 1y
wanderinglynn @NeesyBeth Glad to know I‘m not the only one who had this edition! 😂 1y
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wanderinglynn
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#jb #justbecause
1. That‘s a tough one. I‘m an environmental attorney who primarily focuses on the Endangered Species Act, so I ❤️ most all animals. But if I had to pick just one, 🐘 (elephants) & just for fun because I fantasy, 🐉 (dragons).
2. See my 5-Star reviews on GR
3. Blues & purples, particularly the deeper shades
4. Tea, but in the last year or so, i have started drinking lattes.
5. A quiet beach
6. Tulips 🌷

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wanderinglynn
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Congrats @ErinSueG on your milestone! 🎉🎆🎇🙌🏻🎉

And thanks for the opportunity to enter your #2kgiveaway

Although I have some weird books, this one may be the weirdest between the awkwardly weird cover and the line that two characters will be “bred by the Martians - like farm animals.”

Weirdness abounds in sci-fi written by Vonnegut. 😂

ErinSueMreads OH MAN! This is pure gold! Some of these old books are a total mess!!! Thanks for entering! 1y
mabell Wow. 😳😳 1y
Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 1y
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wanderinglynn
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#HumpDayPost
1. Nothing too crazy has happened to me recently unless you count the tick bite that became infected. But no one wants to see a phot of that. So here‘s the crazy cover of the tagged book.
2. I was going to have a smoothie, but I left it in the freezer. So I guess I‘m getting something from Perfect Pita instead.
3. Free will & omniscience
4. Code of federal regulation title 50
5. 5‘5”

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youngreadrshelf
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#roadtrip2018 and a stop in Knoxville, TN, at Union Ave Books. Picked up a few things. 🤣

Soubhiville Yay! That‘s a great little bookstore. And I love Mary Roach 👍. Enjoy! 1y
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SleepyDragon
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1. 🔝
2. I might have been born reading. 😁 Though my parents and sister were also always reading, and my dad is why I like science fiction/fantasy.
3. Whenever the rare chance presents itself.
4. What is the What by Dave Eggers
Hippie Boy by Ingrid Ricks
#manicmonday @JoScho

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SleepyDragon
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So something on my #MtTBRchallenge intercepted with the #GreatAmericanRead list, so it jumped ahead in line. My copy is very old though, and I feel as if the cover might disintegrate in my hands. Still, I love reading yellowed pages with blue edges. Anyone else prefer old, used books?

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PursuitofSanity
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Another book from the #GreatAmericanRead list, this one worthy of the “GREAT.” I‘ve read quite a bit of Vonnegut but this might be my new favorite, and it‘s certainly going to inspire me to read anything else I haven‘t gotten to yet. So riveting. So beautiful. So very very good.

CoffeeNBooks I've read a few of Vonnegut's works, and liked them. I'll have to check this one out. 2y
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Revisiting this one after a very long time, & very quickly remembering why it & Vonnegut are some of my favorites❤️

catiewithac ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️ 2y
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Lylah
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Do you guys like when books do this or do you think it's disruptive?

Notafraidofwords So so disruptive and I can‘t take the book seriously. 2y
Rachel.Rencher Disruptive is such a good word to describe this! I don't like it because I can't focus on what I'm reading, and I jump ahead to see what it is 😂 2y
tournevis I like it, but I know a lot of people don't. 2y
RaimeyGallant Not sure 2y
readinginthedark I don‘t really care one way or another. It doesn‘t bother me, but I don‘t seek it out. 2y
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Lylah
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Can you guess who we're reading this morning?

Captivatedbybooks That pink little nose 😻 2y
Puredragonstar Such a cute little face!!!! 🙀😻😻😻 2y
Tamra 😻 2y
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OrangeMooseReads Kitty has good taste 😻 2y
Annl What a beautiful cat! 2y
DGRachel That face!!! SQUEE! 2y
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Oblomov26
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Wow…. I revisited this book after many years and wow. Malachi Constant the luckiest man in the world meets Rumford, a man who due to an accident has achieved near god like status and can see pretty much everything that has or will happen, who tells Constant that he will travel to Mars, have a child and end up on Titan. This he does but how he gets there is a hell of a story. It is also a comic and deeply sad story …..

Oblomov26 about our relationship with God, our understanding of fate and perhaps even an element of the meaning (or the futility of seeking a meaning?) of life. Vonnegut was such an amazing writer. And to quote Malachi (Unk) “I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.” 2y
Cathythoughts Great review, sounds amazing 2y
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A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I liked this one. Not my favorite Vonnegut, but still excellent. I cannot get enough of Vonnegut's style, wit, and sarcasm. I'm convinced Vonnegut was trying to tell us something important about Tralfamadore and Tralfamadrians.

DivineDiana If only I knew what is a Tralfamadore?! 🤔 (edited) 2y
OrangeMooseReads @DivineDiana read Slaughter-House Five or Breakfast of Champions or The Sirens of Titan (I recommend reading all 3). Tralfamadore is a planet. 2y
DivineDiana Thank you! Will do! 😀👏🏻 2y
OrangeMooseReads @DivineDiana all 3 are really good. The audio of Slaughterhouse Five and Sirens are both easy to listen to. And Breakfast is a quicker read 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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#audioshopping time. Ugh, groceries.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Convinced Vonnegut is secretly (or not so secretly) trying to tell us something very important about Tralfamadore and/or the Tralfamadorians. Side note: The Sirens of Titan is when Vonnegut first wrote of Tralfamadore and the Tralfamadorians.

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A little #audiocleaning this afternoon. Crazy Martian armies make the time go quicker.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Started this this afternoon. So far not too bad.

catiewithac It's one of my all-time favs! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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I'm on buying hiatus but couldn't pass this up! Go go get it on today's Audible Deal of the Day $3.95

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Kammbia1
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I had never been interested in reading a Kurt Vonnegut novel until recently. This one was recommended to me. I'm going to try it out to get a sense on why he's so beloved.

LauraBrook I've never read him before either - I'm curious to see what you think! 2y
Kammbia1 @LauraBrook I posted reviews all of the books I read at my website. Marion-hill.com. I will post a link for this one after I read it. 2y
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Dizzzylizzie
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When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.

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britt_brooke
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Not my favorite Vonnegut. #AliensExist #90sInJuly

📷: RJ Burgess

Robothugs Cool book art, though! 2y
Cinfhen I gotta echo @Robothugs 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😁👍🏻 2y
QuintusMarcus Agreed-- not his best work. 2y
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BooksAndTeaJulie
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A beautifully crafted depressing and haunting story. Vonnegut continually blows my mind with the way he weaves his tales through mazes and perfectly brings them back together in the end. This one actually made me tear up a couple of times in the last chapter. Kurt Vonnegut will forever have my heart. 💜

britt_brooke Love him. 💚💚💚 2y
BookishJess I remember liking this one but don't remember the plot very well. I need to reread his books - I haven't read them since high school. 2y
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