Player Piano (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 30, 2009 - Fiction
430 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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Loved all but the ending. - Goodreads
The pacing is fairly slow for most of the book. - Goodreads
Thank goodness Vonnegut stopped writing like this. - Goodreads
The premise of this book was interesting. - Goodreads
I suppose the ending is somewhat of a let down. - Goodreads
Totally different writing style than what I'm used to. - Goodreads

Review: Player Piano

User Review  - Carolyn Fagan - Goodreads

Dystopian novel that focuses on the dehumanizing effects of machinery and what happens when people are distanced from their work and feelings of creativity and usefulness. Read for Main Library book group. Read full review

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User Review  - Gregory - Goodreads

Described world is unbelievable. All the characters don't have any motivation and seem hollow. I haven't read any other book by Vonnegut, but I assure antyutopia is the genre he's not any good at. 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.




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