Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays – a weekly feature hosted by A Daily Rhythm. From the beginning of December to the end of January, Books by Proxy will be taking part in The 2016 Sci-Fi Experience, hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. Expect a new teaser every week!
| Teaser Tuesdays: December 08 |
by Kurt Vonnegut
Science Fiction | 219 Pages | Published by Vintage in 1998
“”If I ‘d wasted my time creating characters,” Trout said, “I would never have gotten around to calling attention to things that really matter: irresistable forces in nature, and cruel interventions, and cockamamie ideals and governments and economies that make heroes and heroines alike feel like something the cat drug in.” Trout might have said, and it can be said of me as well, that he created caricatures rather than characters.”
~ p. 63, Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
| Synopsis |
According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will – not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books.
| Join In |
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
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