[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target Nothing is spared.” —People Jailbird takes us into a fractured and. In his last novel, “Slapstick” (), Kurt Vonnegut told us that he believed In his new novel, “Jailbird”–his best, in my opinion, since “Mother. Kurt Vonnegut tells us why he abandoned the sketchy sci-fi plot lines in favor of a sharp-eyed political realism of.

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Still, I’m a better person for re-reading it, and the recent anti-labor movements in places like Wisconsin and Michigan make Vonnegut’s concerns in this novel all the more relevant today.

Retrieved from ” https: Read more from the Study Guide. About a third of the way through the book, Walter F.

This article needs additional citations for verification. When I was a senior in high school, I was introduced to Vonnegut and proceeded jqilbird read everything the man had ever written and would ever write. Yet some of them are still able to perform the most decent acts of small kindness.

Hell and iurt, as I saw it, were making common cause against weakly defended peoples everywhere. Jailbird is a personal favorite of mine, which means that it ranks in the top 5 of Vonnegut’s novels.


Jailbird Summary & Study Guide

He doesn’t write his books from some ivory tower. Jailbird is a novel by Kurt Vonnegutoriginally published in Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart.

They’re all amazing, which is why I’m reading every last one. Walter’s life has always been a life of the moment, and his very values and core beliefs are built upon sand, and shift accordingly. While benign in nature, he ends up in prison twice during the novel: Feb 07, Ben Babcock rated it liked it Shelves: Is it time for a Vonnegut revival? I was absolutely struck with the scene where Starbuck and Clewes reunited: Order our Jailbird Study Guide.

He thought no more about the audit. The prose was classic Vonnegut, light, fast paced and strangely hilarious. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Rosewaterleft me rather cold—this one, Jailbirdwas vonneut better. I did relearn a bunch about Sacco and Vanzetti though, so that was nice? Jan 21, Curt rated it it was amazing. Keeping up with the illegal activities President of the United States and his advisers was exciting in the s. He had chosen to settle in the American part of heaven. This novel absolutely struck me with the kindness and true kyrt between the characters this is also what made me fall in love with Les Miserables.


I don’t mind so much the Republicans who embrace greed and general douche-baggery. En ole lukenut Vonnegutia sitten lukiovuosien. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat One husband and wife team, which had committed suicide after losing everything in a chicken farm in New Hampshire, had been told that they had been living the whole time over the largest deposit of nickel in the world.

Feb 24, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it really liked it Shelves: I had forgotten the title refers to the least significant of the Watergate conspirators, one Walter F.

Jailbird Summary & Study Guide

But God sent out an archangel who was boiling mad. Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8. View all 5 comments. And that is slightly disappointing.

As the story goes on, Vonnegut introduces any number of improbably named supporting cast members, dipping into their lives to various degrees, and connecting them in ways both unlikely and realistically serendipitous. Secondly, the fact that most of the facts referenced in this book are true.