By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical remark on sleek guy and his insanity. An apocalyptic story of this planet’s final destiny, it contains a midget because the protagonist, a whole, unique theology created through a calypso singer, and a imaginative and prescient of the long run that's right now blackly fatalistic and hilariously humorous. A e-book that left an indelible mark on a complete new release of readers, Cat’s Cradle is without doubt one of the 20th century’s most vital works—and Vonnegut at his very best.
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Of course! ” I did my best to calm down Dr. Breed, to convince him that I was really interested in an accurate portrait of Dr. Hoenikker. “I’ve come here with no other purpose than to set down exactly what you tell me about Dr. Hoenikker. ” “It isn’t looking for a better cigarette filter or a softer face tissue or a longer-lasting house paint, God help us. Everybody talks about research and practically nobody in this country’s doing it. We’re one of the few companies that actually hires men to do pure research.
Emily wasn’t used to driving the Marmon. She got into a bad wreck on the way home. It did something to her pelvis …” The traffic wasn’t moving just then. Dr. Breed closed his eyes and tightened his hands on the steering wheel. ” 15 MERRY CHRISTMAS THE RESEARCH LABORATORY of the General Forge and Foundry Company was near the main gate of the company’s Ilium works, about a city block from the executive parking lot where Dr. Breed put his car. I asked Dr. Breed how many people worked for the Research Laboratory.
Breed, “that nobody in this Laboratory is ever told what to work on? ” “People suggest things all the time, but it isn’t in the nature of a pure-research man to pay any attention to suggestions. ” “Did anybody ever try to suggest projects to Dr. ” “Certainly. Admirals and generals in particular. They looked upon him as a sort of magician who could make America invincible with a wave of his wand. They brought all kinds of crackpot schemes up here—still do. The only thing wrong with the schemes is that, given our present state of knowledge, the schemes won’t work.