Galapagos takes the listener back one million years to AD 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, totally different human race.
Kurt Vonnegut, America's master satirist, looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry - and all that is worth saving.
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"Beautiful...provocative, arresting reading." (USA Today)
"Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Twain.... Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The best Vonnegut novel yet!" (John Irving)
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The survival of the human race is a total bore!
- Darwin8u "I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^"
Daunting and Enlightening
Number two, right after The Alchemist.
My favorite character would have to be The Captain because for all his faults, vanity and ignorance he seemed the most real.
No. But I loved his voice and he, like Jeremy Irons, seems to embody each and every character as though they existed inside him.
Most memorable character...hmmm. Ok, I'd said it is Mary. She is consistent and steadfast in her faith of humanity. Right up to the end she risks it all to save what she believes will improve the minds of future generations...but thanks to Vonnegut's wry sense of humor...I won't be a spoiler.
Vonnegut's style is both depressing and playful but more than anything he cuts through to the truth many have not and will not face.