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review Hocus Pocus ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Ognosticator of the apocalypse and other things Earth shattering But that's neither here no there Because at T. A biting satire with sharp teethAn often hilarious and all too often sadly accurate commentary on our culture and humanity as whole all wrapped up in a story about a Vietnam Veteran turned instructor that witnesses a mass prison break and eventually becomes a prisoner himself On pure plot we are being told the story by the main character Eugene Debs Hartke named for a Socialist Atheist raised by a pair of nit wits and then made to go to West Point by the paternal nit wit Eugene Hartke would have liked to go to a liberal arts college had a decent time and given a perfect outcome become a jazz pianist instead he became a professional soldier and was sent to Vietnam where he saw a lot of people die and did a lot of killing himself some even with his bare hands while others by the hocus pocus of the rhetoric he spout to his inferiors Well there was a lot that went on in Vietnam that would come back again and again to Eugene there was a friend and eventual brother in law that laughed like hell at just about everything perhaps he was not uite right or perhaps he was wiser than the rest of us seeing just how ridiculous we all are it all is Well the actual war is just the beginning We have his post war life which was not all too kind to Eugene both a wife and mother in law that were insane and two kids that hated him for it Eugene also landed a job at a college that was for students with money but not capable of getting into any reputable institution for higher learning which happened to be right across the lake from the massive prison that would eventually be compromised and have the convicts swarming out which is the event that brings about his own imprisonment We also hear about his infidelities which are numerous In a nutshell that about sums up what transpires to our protagonist and all of it we know from early on what we don t know is how one thing leads to another and why that is what we learn as we read on The themes touched on range from capitalism racism religion class ism small mindedness a collapse of culture the pointlessness of war and general ignorance I would say the main theme which is a staple of Vonnegut s might very well be the utter ludicrousness of humanity in general A special note Trafalmadorians have a call out for those that love Slaughterhouse Five For me this was classic Vonnegut but it felt even less hopeful than normal or perhaps it s just me and I am in need of hope these days either way it felt a little depressing than witty fun lessons This one may suffer a bit from being published in 1990 and being set in 2001 much of his sooth saying came close to being true but others seemed rather off it was this based in reality in a time now just gone by that may made it feel slightly off to this humble reader Still a lot of things to take away just not perhaps up to the standards he himself set in some of his other works
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review Hocus Pocus ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Arkington College where he teaches the excrement is about to hit the air conditioning And its all Eugene's fau. I haven t read a book I loved this much in a long time In Hocus Pocus Vonnegut is at his best walking the line between absurdism satire and tragedy with unsurpassed finesse It s not a story for everyone because nothing in this story is sacred Even the Kennedy assassination isn t off limits The humor is grim the characters often unpalatable the outlook bleak What makes it so compulsively readable is Vonnegut s skill and insight as raconteur The non linear narrative seems at first to jump from time to place at random but in actuality leads the reader in smaller and smaller concentric circles until at last all the uestions have been answered the holes have been filled the story has been told and we ve arrived back where we started It s a narrative masterpiece disguised as a mess But even compelling is the author s ability to give eual empathy to opposite problems On one page his narrator may lambaste the catastrophic lunacy of the Vietnam War and on the next lament the plight of returning soldiers repudiated by their peers with no less compassion So maybe nothing is sacred or maybe everything is It s a testament to Vonnegut s tremendous talent that that s the uestion he provokes and leaves unanswered Is anyone in the right or wrong or are we all just human and therefore intrinsically bothSummary Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
review Hocus Pocus ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Here is the adventure of Eugene Debs Hartke He's a Vietnam veteran a jazz pianist a college professor and a pr. There are a couple of authors who aimlessly write sometimes attaching all this drivel to one profound emblematic theme None of that with Vonnegut who writes about the Vietnam War like no one else with the courage to mix in futuristic and antiuarian events all fictional but lifelike as well as merging composite psyches with individual personal histories He has a beating heart and it beats louder and faster with a warlike violence and even often with a human tenderness as Vonnegut attempts to externalize all of his thoughts on this most miserable stage in American historyHe writes about politics sex human ties He s a master at making the protagonist both blatant observer Man of Action Hocus Pocus is a gallow s songVonnegut has taken the war and made it his so that every single plot or narrative arc because indeed even with the masterful scatter plot logic of this novel the plot was written on pieces of paper later decoupaged to make better sense in a somewhat linear fashion there is much calculated thought mingled in with a raw emotion returns always to Vietnam