I haven't done this meme in so long because work has me freaking out every day or so, but I've missed it a lot. So I simply decided to let work be for an afternoon and get back to bog hopping! I absolutely love Vonnegut's writing style so I decided one of his classics would be a great way to get back into Tuesdays.
I haven't actually read Cat's Cradle yet either, so the teasers definitely helped to get me excited for it as well!
Cat's Cradle, one of Vonnegut's most entertaining novels, is filled with scientists and G-men and even ordinary folks caught up in the game. These assorted characters chase each other around in search of the world's most important and dangerous substance, a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature. At one time, this novel could probably be found on the bookshelf of every college kid in America; it's still a fabulous read and a great place to start if you're young enough to have missed the first Vonnegut craze.
Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Diane from Bibliophile by the Sea and MizB over at A Daily Rhythm.
Jonah - John - if I had been a Sam, I would have been a Jonah still, not because I have been unlucky for others, but because somebody or something has compelled me to be certain places at certain times, without fail. Conveyance and motives both conventional and bizarre, have been provided. And, according to plan, at each appointed second, at each appointed place this Jonah was there.' p.1I love how Vonnegut both refers to the opening of Moby Dick as well as pulling in the Biblical story of Jonah and the whale. There is a lot of whale-symbolism here which I'm wondering is just a little joke or if it's going to be a theme throughout.
'I became so absorbed in Phillip Castle's book that I didn't even look up from it when we put down for ten minutes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I didn't even loop up when somebody behind me whispered, thrilled, that a midget had come aboard.' p.60
Well this is something very recognizable to anyone who loves reading. Especially during travelling I genuinely get completely and utterly sucked in. And then I absolutely love the sort of absurdness that Vonnegut brings to the moment!
So, have you read any Vonnegut? Did you enjoy it? Leave a link to your Teaser post in the comments :)