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Good, not Great, but Good. Vonnegut.
am 27. Januar 1998
I don't like the phrase "moral scientist" even though that is what's plastered on the back of each of this genuis' novels--if you can call them that. This book rises to the top of Vonnegut's art at times, jumping in and out of time, under it, over it, inside it, and like babies we drink his bottle, as Vonnegut is so wise, and we so niave. But, the novel fails on many levels: there prevails a general inconsistency between the main character's understanding of time, and Vonnegut's version of time, as if Billy does not understand his own situation, although we are explicitly told that he does. What's more, Vonnegut does not slice through his characters with the same violence found in the masterpiece Breakfast of Champions, nor does he tie together the fascinating details he uncovers as the novel progresses. In all, it's fun, sexy, jazzy. The "thundering moral message" won't electrocute you, but it's great if you want some noise.