Armageddon In Retrospect, Paperback book

Armageddon In Retrospect[Paperback]

by Kurt Vonnegut

3.78 out of 5 (18 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
256 
Publisher:
Vintage 
Publication Date:
07 May 2009 
Category:
Modern & Contemporary 
ISBN:
9780099524083 

Description

First published on the anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new writings - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity's tendency towards violence. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humour, the pieces range from a visceral non-fiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden - to a painfully funny short story about three soldiers and their fantasies of the perfect meal.

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  • This is Vonnegut's last work. After reading this, I officially (and sadly) had to say good bye. I savored every page of this book -- from the illustrations to the short stories and speeches. "The Commander's Desk" is my favorite here.

    5.00 out of 5

    heidifk

  • I am glad Vonnegut left these jewels in passing.

    5.00 out of 5

    phillund

  • Kurt Vonnegut is always a great read and this is no exception. Seriously, read it. Even if you don't think you'd like Kurt, you need to read it because I said so.

    5.00 out of 5

    irunfrombears

  • A collection of short stories published posthumously written about war. Many of the stories are set in WWII, but at least one story is a time-travelling tale in the future, and another is a tale of how 3 men stay hopeful during war dreaming about their first free meal. A number of tales take place during the emancipation of Germany by the Americans in WWII. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

    5.00 out of 5

    phoenixcomet

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