Hocus Pocus | Kurt Vonnegut

  • Hocus Pocus © 1990
  • New York: Berkley Books
  • 325 pages

If you’ve read Vonnegut, you’ll already know his distinct blend of irony and satire. If you’ve never read him, this is a good place to start. The humor in the narrative had me laughing out loud, while at the same time cringing from the truth conveyed.

I’ll leave you with the last line of the book to give you a taste (don’t worry, it’s pretty much impossible to ruin a Vonnegut book by explaining the plot or looking at the last page first):

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn’t mean we deserve to conquer the Universe.

How true.

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