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Book Review: The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan

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On one hand, I’m not even sure if I should even bother writing a review of this. Let’s see, one of the most beloved books by a beloved author everyone knows? Gee, I wonder if folks know that it might actually be pretty good? But on the other hand, I did like it quite a bit, and hey, I need content so here we go.

 

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Review: The Sirens of Titan

Cover of "Sirens of Titan"

Cover of Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan is Kurt Vonnegut‘s first foray into young-adult fiction — perhaps a genre he should have spent more time with, considering the success of this book. His skill at characterization is in full-force, particularly this time considering the non-humanness of his protagonist.
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Book Review: Things The Grandchildren Should Know

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The blurb from Rolling Stone that appears in the front of my copy of Things The Grandchildren Should Know calls Mark Oliver Everett (a/k/a E, of EELS) “the Kurt Vonnegut of the rock world” — and that’s not the first time I’ve seen the comparison. Truthfully — I don’t quite see it — but then, it seems that just about anyone who writes lyrics that are literary gets saddled with that, so why should E be any different?

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