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dmax 12-03-2012 06:55 AM

Book club--Cat's Cradle--NWS
 
I don't know why the thought popped into my head, but I'll be finishing up my current book (Foundation) and I'm thinking of reading Cat's Cradle again.

Would anyone like to read it along with me and then participate in a discussion about it...just like old people might do?

Just a thought...my feelings won't be hurt.

Oh, btw, if you haven't read any Vonnegut, this is a great way to start.

Too 'whatever' for you folks?

Just asking.

Gottalovethexi 12-03-2012 07:28 AM

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dmax 12-03-2012 10:53 AM

Book Club? I don't have any idea of what I was thinking...totally...I mean totally forgot where I was! :lmao:

217Bimmer 12-03-2012 11:00 AM

can't read. is there a movie version

IdahoToyo 12-03-2012 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmax (Post 14946930)
Book Club? I don't have any idea of what I was thinking...totally...I mean totally forgot where I was! :lmao:

:rofl:

I'd join though :eeps:

GRIFFIN 12-03-2012 11:32 AM

cliff notes?

NOVAbimmer 12-03-2012 11:34 AM

cliffs are too long. can I get a 30 second youtube clip that sums it up?

dmax 12-03-2012 03:33 PM

So if you run afoul of Bokonist rules, they put you on the hook. It's a very large hook that you 'sit' on...and die on.

They put one person on this hook for walking on the grass in public spaces...afterwards, no one walked on the grass anymore.

Oh, there's other stuff in the book too!

bgsmith 12-03-2012 06:00 PM

Is this another thread where you are trying to hard to be funny :confused:??

VaderDave 12-03-2012 07:13 PM

It's Bokononist. That extra "no" is important.

I re-read this book this summer. I went on a "re-read lots of Vonnegut" kick. Good times.

chivo328 12-03-2012 08:03 PM

First Vonnegut book I ever read. As a side note, I worked with a person named Vonnegut and asked if there was any relation turns out he was their uncle. I commented that he must be an interesting guy to talk to. Apparently he is "that uncle that everyone has, you know, the one no one wants to talk to because he's weird". :lmao:

Fisch330ciTopasBlau 12-04-2012 12:44 AM

can i has the twitter version?

kuksul08 12-04-2012 01:01 AM

#teachmehowtoread

chivo328 12-04-2012 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 217Bimmer (Post 14946947)
can't read. is there a movie version

Many of his books have been adapted for the screen but I don't think Cats Cradle is one of them.

dmax 12-04-2012 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chivo328 (Post 14948627)
First Vonnegut book I ever read. As a side note, I worked with a person named Vonnegut and asked if there was any relation turns out he was their uncle. I commented that he must be an interesting guy to talk to. Apparently he is "that uncle that everyone has, you know, the one no one wants to talk to because he's weird". :lmao:

I learned recently that Vonnegut has a very similar WWII experience to my Dad...both captured in Germany...fortunately, my father escaped!

Slaughterhouse 5 is a movie, Griff, with Valerie Perrine in it--well worth watching...which means, there's NWS stuff in it for you!

217Bimmer 12-04-2012 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmax (Post 14946533)
I don't know why the thought popped into my head, but I'll be finishing up my current book (Foundation) and I'm thinking of reading Cat's Cradle again.

Would anyone like to read it along with me and then participate in a discussion about it...just like old people might do?

Just a thought...my feelings won't be hurt.

Oh, btw, if you haven't read any Vonnegut, this is a great way to start.

Too 'whatever' for you folks?

Just asking.

tl;dr

dmax 12-04-2012 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 217Bimmer (Post 14949949)
tl;dr

So I'm guessing reading an entire book would be a bit of an issue for you? :lmao:

Cat's Cradle is a very weird book...many of you would love it.

I should have suggested we read the 'babe' thread and discuss it!

325seeeye 12-06-2012 10:49 PM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnAhSzb4gY

mistrzmiasta 12-06-2012 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bgsmith (Post 14948312)
Is this another thread where you are trying to hard to be funny :confused:??

right?

Fisch330ciTopasBlau 12-07-2012 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmax (Post 14952292)
So I'm guessing reading an entire book would be a bit of an issue for you? :lmao:

Cat's Cradle is a very weird book...many of you would love it.

I should have suggested we read the 'babe' thread and discuss it!

Most of us should've read it in jr. high/highschool. I read it in 5th grade and did a book report on it. (I was a precocious reader though with college level reading/comprehension in 4th grade)


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