Timequake

Timequake

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
After the universe decides to back up ten years and all humans must live through the 1990s again, author Kurt Vonnegut finds himself trying to write a book called Timequake, which he knows he will never finish since he already did not finish it

Blackwell North Amer
On February 13th, 2001, according to Vonnegut, the universe will tire momentarily of expanding forever. What's the point? Maybe it would be more fun to shrink for a change, and have a reunion of all the stuff back where it began. Then it could make a great big BANG again.
It will shrink back to February 17th, 1991, but will then decide that expansion is the way to go, after all. As time marches on once more to 2001, though, Vonnegut and Trout and everybody else and everything else will have to do exactly what they did the first time through the decade, for good or ill: marry the wrong person, bet on the wrong horse. Whatever! Ten years of deja vu all over again! At least deja vu doesn't cause physical injury and property damage.

Baker
& Taylor

After the universe decides to back up ten years and all humans must live through the 1990s again, author Kurt Vonnegut finds himself trying to write a book called Timequake, which he knows he will never finish since he already did not finish it. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's, c1997
ISBN: 9780399137372
0399137378
Characteristics: xiv, 219 p. ; 24 cm. : ill
Alternative Title: Time quake

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LPL_KateG May 25, 2018

"If this isn't nice, what is?" || K.V. was a true gem, and though this particular book often gets overlooked, I'd recommend taking a look. He's funny and vulnerable and smart as always.

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Filthy_Doves
Apr 26, 2016

I love love LOVE Vonnegut and this book, such an amazing read.

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pridi_o
Oct 23, 2013

I love Vonnegut. This book is the most personal, touching, sincere of all his fiction work. Loved it :)

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cainsriver
Sep 03, 2011

The numerous characters and uneven plot make for a difficult read, and somehow I feel it's underlying message is disguised as an autobiographical account of the author..perhaps I'm wrong

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scott_sutherland
Jan 25, 2010

One crazy book full of strange ideas and great catch-phrases. Once you've read it, you won't be able to restrain yourself from walking around blurting out "Ting-a-ling!"

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