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Episode 46: Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle


Well, it finally happened: we had to re-record an episode because the usually trusty Book Fight laptop ate our first effort. Technological woes aside, this week we’re talking about Cat’s Cradle, a book we both read as teenagers and are revisiting now as adults. We also discuss the behavioral proclivities of haters, beer can design, and why you should give us some of your hard-earned money.


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Author: mikeingram25

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2 thoughts on “Episode 46: Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

  1. Hey Tom! This is an utterly untimely response, but you should check out “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller, Jr. It’s about a monastery, established some time after a nuclear holocaust, and covers the development of humanity ’til it’s time to destroy itself again.

  2. Thanks, thaeus. A few people have recommended that one, actually, but I still haven’t gotten around to it. Your comment is a good reminder to finally check it out.

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