Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419364553 $19.75 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 141936457X $29.75 Two CDs
DD ISBN $10.49
Ironic and acerbic as only Kurt Vonnegut can be, these dark essays will offer comfort to those who recognize and see through the political smokescreen of feel-good-ness pervasive in our overweight, undereducated society. Others will scream, "Foul!" or "Love it or leave it!" Vonnegut likens the Bush administration (and Americans in general) to addicts, addicted to power and addicted to oil, willing to do terrible things in order to get its fix. Norman Dietz does a reading that channels the 82-year-old Vonnegut. He GETS all the sarcasm, never misses a salvo, and brings clarity and wit to each of Vonnegut's assertions and anecdotes. Whether listeners agree or disagree with the commentary, Dietz's narration hits with just the right combination of distance and concern. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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