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Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular novelists in America, and his popularity seems to be increasing. His latest, “Slapstick, or Lonesome. While a young PR man at General Electric, KURT VONNEGUT () sold his first short story to one of the many literary publications that were thriving. Slapstick [Kurt Vonnegut] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Flying to a favorite uncle’s funeral in Indianapolis, middle-aged Kurt Vonnegut.

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Mar 07, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: Wilbur discovers the White House dishwasher is now his brother. Wilbur graduates from Harvard Medical School and becomes a pediatrician, using a book he and his sister wrote on parenting as a ‘genius’ as his main guide for patient care.

Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! Summary & Study Guide

This movie’s got Jerry Lewis! She had a passion for historical non-fiction and health. He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work. Everything is going along grandly. Their parents and the staff of the mansion believe the children are retardedand the children play this up when in the company of others, so as to not interfere with what they view as a perfect childhood. I liked this one.

You have one hundred and ninety thousand cousins and ten thousand brothers and sisters. As I read more I felt sadnessdeep sorrow. Kerry, you were right about this guy the whole time. He is one of the few, healthy survivors left on the Island kuet Death Manhattan.

Chapters 8, 9 and Jan 23, Christie rated it liked it.

Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

She tells him that the afterlife is terribly dull and he must kill himself at once to help her figure out a way to make it better.


What better way than a book about loneliness, incest perhaps not, or technically yes, but also notdisease, the destruction of America, and the Church of Jesus Slapsfick the Kidnapped. Books by Kurt Vonnegut.

New York has its own version of the plague, known as the Green Death, and is hence nicknamed the Island of Death. Vonnegut as I knew him. The main character is a grotesque monster who is a successful pediatrician though he graduated at the bottom of his Ivy League classa former Senator, and currently the reluctant President of the United States.

This books reads as a perversion of all four themes. He changes careers and runs political campaigns proclaiming he will end loneliness for all Americans. With his sister dead of cancer in her forties, the novel and slapxtick autobiographical introduction convey the sense that her death left Vonnegut very much alone. Be the first to ask a question about Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

Goodreads helps kjrt keep track of books you want to read. I get the feeling that he was just looking for filler in a book that was already chock full of nothing anyway.

Ultimately she was worried about be lonely and forgotten. As the author explains in an extended prologue, his sister died of cancer ina mere two days after her husband had also died in a train accident. He had written the best selling novel about child care with his best friend and twin sister. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat However, in hindsight, I don’t believe I’ve read a happy ending vonnnegut any of his works.

What I do question, however, is Swain’s repetitive soapstick of “Hi Ho.

Slapstick: Emma Reacts – Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

The siblings came to realize that, when in close physical contact, they form a vastly powerful and creative intelligence. Usually Vonnegut’s works seem to read with some underlying sense that no matter how bizarre everything seems, no matter how slapstiick or how inspiring a situation seems, there’s always a punchline, and that punchline brings you back to reality, forcing the reader to realize that we’re all human.


Vera has a grand party for Wilbur’s th birthday and he is given 1, candles made by the slaves. I mean, I don’t think he’s perfect- I’d remembered his kind of smug, eccentric uncle persona being at the fore kind of like Tom Robbins tends to do.

Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! Summary & Study Guide

Eliza is still deemed retarded, and is sent to a mental institution. This acerbic page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as “Vonnegutian” in scope. But her most intoxicating gifts were a thousand candles she and her slaves had made in a colonial candle mold. And I found it written in the most uncomplicatedsimple manner.

I have relatives of my own to look after. It is the last entry in his memoir as he dies soon after, presumably rejoining Eliza in the afterlife.

In fact, this was just a bizarre story about genius twins that Aimee Bender would’ve told differently, but which she could have told. Throughout the book, Wilbur claims that his sister Eliza is the more intelligent of the two, but that no one realizes it because she can’t read or write.