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Player Piano
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ It‘s funny that the one Vonnegut novel I had yet to read was the one he published first. In this satirical take on his time at General Electric, we are dropped into a post World War III mechanized dystopia. Automation has taken over menial jobs rendering some folks to perceive themselves as useless. A fight to take the world back from the machines ensues. As with many Vonnegut novels, this holds even more societal relevance today.

catiewithac I‘ve tried to read this 3 times! It‘s boring compared with his other novels. 3mo
britt_brooke @catiewithac It‘s definitely not his best, though I appreciate the idea. I switched between print and audio so that helped with the boring bits. 3mo
Leftcoastzen So ahead of his time . I love his BS detector on corporate rah rah ism. 3mo
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SleepyDragon Recent talk of universal salary reminded me of this book. It took me a while to get around to this one as well, though I liked it once I read it. It's more straight social commentary than his other books, but I enjoy that kind of thing. 3mo
britt_brooke @SleepyDragon It‘s a bit drier than his others. I expected that which is why I kept putting it off. 3mo
TK421 I keep puting off reading God Bless You Mr Rosewater. @cobwebmoth highly recommends it as my Vonnegut starting point. 3mo
britt_brooke @TK421 I think it‘s a good starting point, too. 👍🏻 @cobwebmoth 3mo
TK421 @cobwebmoth and I are going to be at Parnassus books on Friday evening.😊 2mo
britt_brooke @TK421 Hope you guys love it!! 💚 If you have time, grab a donut at Fox‘s Donut Den (same shopping center). 2mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Just started this one by Vonnegut. Really enjoying his stuff lately and slowly working my way through his works.

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OrangeMooseReads
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Vonnegut had an uncanny way of seeing how the cultural climate at the time of his writing would still be relevant farther down line of history.
In this one machines have replaced the majority of jobs across the country. The consequences and repercussions of what that does to the people is what the story centers around.
Worth the read or listen.

LazyDays His books are creepily relevant in today's world. 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @LazyDays yes they are 8mo
britt_brooke Nice review! 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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I‘ve been #audiocleaning this morning. Sadly it‘s time to put away the pumpkins and leaves 🍁 🍂 . I got a little craft happy this fall and don‘t have enough room in my bins 😬 guess I have to get another one.

gradcat Wow! Sounds like you did loads of decorating (and crafting?)...good for you! 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @gradcat Fall is my favorite and I love decorating. I did get Dollar Tree craft happy for fall and Halloween lol 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Time for some #audioshopping
The only thing that makes grocery shopping worth it.

DivineDiana Now that‘s something I haven‘t tried?!? 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @DivineDiana it‘s the only thing that makes grocery shopping even the slightest bit enjoyable for me and it seems to keep my anxiety down and keeps me focused. 8mo
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SleepyDragon
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Book: Player Piano
Author: Proulx, Annie
Movie: Princess Bride, The
TV Show: Parks & Rec
Food: Pasta
#manicmonday #letterP @JoScho

JoScho 💜🧡💜 9mo
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N8ure
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I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.

britt_brooke This and Jailbird are the only Vonnegut novels I haven‘t read yet. Love this cover! 12mo
N8ure I really liked this book, as well as Jailbird, so if you like Vonnegut I definitely recommend them. And I found this copy on eBay about a decade ago and I love it too. 12mo
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BookishTrish
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Purse packed for the Nutcracker: tickets ✅ book I can't read because I'm at the ballet ✅

Rachbb3 It never hurts just in case. 😁 2y
Kappadeemom There‘s always intermission 🤶 2y
minkyb You never know... 2y
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MrBook
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Today's author spotlight: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.! Born in Indianapolis, he died in Manhattan in 2007 at 84. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and survived Dresden's allied bombing by taking refuge inside a slaughterhouse meat locker. He adopted his sister's 3 sons (to add to his 3 children) when she died of cancer 2 days after her husband died in a train accident. His first 5 novels achieved nominal success. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

bookdrunkard78 My brain looked at this and saw Billy Joel. 😂😂 2y
britt_brooke My favorite. 💚💚💚 2y
LauraJ So brilliant. 2y
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MLRio An idol. 2y
Leftcoastzen Always due a reread , timeless ! 2y
Abailliekaras ❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads ❤️👍🏽 2y
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LizGrear
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Vonnegut everywhere!

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LizGrear
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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• it's the perfect day for an espresso milkshake and to drown in Vonnegut's first novel. 😎

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Loretta
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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#AprilBookShowers #ArtificialIntelligence

I'm posting a lot of #Vonnegut lately. This is his first novel, and addresses how various machines overtake human expertise... and eventually all of humanity. Scary and the beginnings of Vonnegut's signature humor appear.

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JulietteGF
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Yes.. I bailed... Despite the fluid writing, I couldn't enter the story, and I had no interest in the characters. When reading a book is not a pleasure, it's better to stop!

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BookishTrish
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BookishTrish
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I live for these moments

kspenmoll 📚☕️❤ 2y
DebinHawaii Lovely photo! ☕️📚👍 2y
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BookishTrish
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There's a shadow inside this book heart #shadows #FeistyFeb

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suvata
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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I've decided to read all of Vonnegut novels in order. The first one, written in 1952, is Player Piano, also known as Utopia 14.

pamelac.xo Yes! You won't regret that decision. I love Kurt Vonnegut. My favorites are The Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle, and Galapagos. You should also check out his essay collections too. 2y
suvata @pamelac.xo I have read some of them in the past but only a few. This time I want to get more in depth with what he has to say. I will definitely check out his essays also. 2y
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BookishTrish
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Child free brunch with hubby and a good book #blameMrBook

vivastory Delicious. I'm all about brunch. 2y
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Aaronlisa
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The tape was the essence distilled from the small polite man with the big hands and black fingernails. - Kurt Vonnegut Jr

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dystopianaut
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"He knew with all his heart that the human situation was a frightful botch, but it was such a logical, intelligently arrived-at botch that he couldn't see how history could have possibly have led anywhere else." -Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

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KilgoreTrout
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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Vonnegut's satirical commentary is my favorite #politicalfiction #photoadaynov16. I'm both glad he didn't have to live through this election and sad I don't get to hear his surely subtle, indirect criticism of it.

EnidBiteEm I would've LOVED to have heard his thoughts on this one, too. 😢 I'm sure his words would have been unforgettable. 3y
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aaronathanael
Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."

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manifestsanity
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Greetings from the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis! If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit. A fantastic collection of artifacts, memorabilia, books, and artwork. A shrine to one of my favorite authors.

Twocougs So cool 3y
Yournewfriendsams Yeah! So cool! 3y
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UwannaPublishme Awesome! Thx for sharing! 3y
Shortstack ❤️❤️❤️Vonnegut❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Gezemice I've been there and had no idea! Thanks for the tip! 3y
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DaveNeufeld
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Fun Friday Photo: Give me dystopias and post-apocalypse stories all day! Sadly I couldn't track down 1984 or my all-time Stephen King favourite The Stand to join the party though...

jeff Love that collection! 3y
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