Hang Xie Xie itibaren Kuvshinovka, Ulyanovskaya oblast', Rusya
Excellent! I always find it interesting what writers decades earlier thought the future would be like. It is amusing that even though Vonnegut saw so many changes in society, he could not - in 1952 - imagine gender roles being anything different than they were at the time he wrote this novel. Even the greatest of imaginations can be limited by social conditioning. It is also interesting how machines and computers controlled the world without any concept of some "internet" or similar network. It would have been quite interesting if Vonnegut had rewritten this story 30 or 40 years later, with technology being so ever-present in our daily lives. As usual, Vonnegut provides an incredible portrait of humanity, gloriously flawed yet still endearing. Mankind will ultimately bring about it's own demise, largely because it simply can't help itself.
this book was a collection of first person stories of immigration horrors coming to america. it really made me much more aware of how difficult the process to getting over here is.