Kurt Vonnegut: The Sirens of Titan (Hardcover, Octopus/Heinemann) 4 stars

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, …

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4 stars

The thought that always dominates my mind when reading Vonnegut is the wish that I had read him when I was younger. I also wish that more young people come to read him and love his work. The reason for this is that he presents a way of looking at life and living that is kinder, gentler, and wiser than what our current society tends to teach us. He does not use any religious dogma to arrive at his wonderful perspective. He has a remarkable ability to put a smile on our faces, all the while criticizing our values and worldviews. He manages to do this in 'The Sirens of Titan' as well.

I did enjoy this book, and it did make me think of my own perspectives and values. I thought this book was the strongest towards the beginning and towards the end. The middle part is slightly sluggish but not bad in any way. While I liked Slaughterhouse-five a bit more, that could be just because that book was my first introduction to Vonnegut. I heartily recommend 'The Sirens of Titan' to anyone, especially to the younger audience.