Player Piano (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 30, 2009 - Fiction
145 Reviews

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.




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It's an excellent premise. - Goodreads
Well, I hadn't liked the ending either! - Goodreads
Truly brilliant with an interesting ending. - Goodreads
It seems that some dismiss him as a Sci Fi writer. - Goodreads
But it was a hard ending because it was too realistic. - Goodreads
The pacing is fairly slow for most of the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chuck O'Connor - Goodreads

This is more of a 2 star read but I graded on a curve seeing that it was Vonnegut's first novel and written for the "pulp" market. The dialogue is jargon-laden with 1952 anachronisms that also lend a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ricky - Goodreads

If you have read Slaugtherhouse Five or Cat's Cradle, this book probably won't impress you. If you haven't, you have to know that this isn't Vonnegut's best novel. That said, this book is really ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
106
Section 3
137
Section 4
150
Section 5
160
Section 6
186
Section 7
202
Section 8
210
Section 10
246
Section 11
271
Section 12
285
Section 13
292
Section 14
311
Section 15
318
Section 16
335
Copyright

Section 9
239

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About the author (2009)

Kurt Vonnegut’s incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

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