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Old 12-03-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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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.
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Book Club? I don't have any idea of what I was thinking...totally...I mean totally forgot where I was!
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can't read. is there a movie version
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Book Club? I don't have any idea of what I was thinking...totally...I mean totally forgot where I was!


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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!
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Is this another thread where you are trying to hard to be funny ??
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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".
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!
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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?

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

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

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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