Book Discussion (Mother Night)

After reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Cats Cradle, I knew this wouldn’t be the last time I read his works. His stylish prose and creative storylines are some of the best I have read. This story may not have much literal action scenes, but it’s so enticing. I finished it in one day because I couldn’t put it down. It’s a new favorite of mine, but for what reasoning it’s hard to describe with words. The story itself is filled with detail but it still very accessible- it’s merely a fictional account of German propagandist during WW2. Yet Vonnegut pushes the boundary of humor and describing emotion to create a beautiful story.

What I love most about reading is to read and discover different peoples perspectives on life. Further, emotions off the page can conjure up similar emotions in me which is an amazing process. Vonnegut does this so well- this novel is like a pure stream of conscious. In addition, the melancholy humor is very cut and dry but is still hilarious nonetheless. In conclusion, I think this may be one of the greatest novels ever. I don’t really know how to discuss it because it has elevated feelings in me that I can’t quite write yet. So please do yourself a favor and read this book.

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