Not representative of Vonnegut's work, but still worth it.,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Sirens of Titan: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
Though I am a fan of Vonnegut, it is still rather obvious that Sirens of Titan is one of his first novels. It is much more science-fiction based than most (all seem to have some science-fiction element, but are not completely relying on the genre), and doesn't possess the usual flippant Vonnegut attitude- this book seems more serious, more dark without giving itself entirely to dark humor.
This is certainly not to say that it isn't a great read. Like all Vonnegut books, the characters, if not entirely likeable, are quirky and completely unique, interacting in envirnments that only Vonnegut could envision- The Rumfoord's neglected estate on Earth, Mars, inside the crystal caves of Mercury, and Saturn's moon, Titan. All in all, this is a great read, for Vonnegut fans and newbies to Vonnegut alike- but it should be remembered that this is certainly not as representative of all his work as is the masterpieces Slaughterhouse Five and Cat's Cradle.