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According To Science Fiction Writer Kilgore Trout, A Global Timequake Will Occur In New York City On Th February 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 , 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

10 thoughts on “Timequake

  1. Lyn Lyn says:

    Another fun, rambling visit with cantankerous old Uncle Kurt As with most of his works, it is not so much what he writes, as how he writes it He is funny He is amusing and entertaining Here s the thing It s about a timequake, where the world goes back 10 years and everyone and everything re lives the past ten years all over again Listen Kurt is too slick, this is an allegory about how our society will re live our past, history will repeat itself because we are too stupid and apathetic to make a change Imagine All that and Kilgore Trout Loved it

  2. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    In real life, as in Grand Opera, arias only make hopeless situations worse Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., TimequakeTimequake was one of the first books my wife ever gave me I don t know why it took me so long to read I WAS a huge fan of Vonnegut 20 years ago when we first got married and I loved my wife Clearly, I at age 23 I wasn t a fan of Vonnegut enough or trusted my wife s taste in books enough I think I was just fearful Vonnegut was just mailing a final novel in This was one of the last things he published, and I think it was his last novel I might check this and find out I was wrong, it happens Anyway, I think all three of us were right My wife was beautifully right in buying me Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut was right in writing it I was right in waiting I wasn t ready for this book I m now 20 years closer to death I am now a father to two pimply teenagers who are sleeping tonight waiting for their parents to pretend still they are Santa and bring them goodies on Christmas morning We are all pretending the best we can We are all making the best of this short spin on Earth I am now in a place where I can functionally GET the older Vonnegut better I can get better his take on free will, money, morality, and art Timequake isn t a great novel, but it has absolutely brilliant parts I love its lines and sentences better than I liked the book It has a fantastic message about extended family and friends and community that I absolutely adored It has so many good lines yes, I said that before, but now I m going to pull back the curtain Only when free will kicked in again could they stop running obstacle courses of their own construction Let us be perfectly frank for a change For practically everybody, the end of the world can t come soon enough I define a saint as a person who behaves decently in an indecent society when things were really going well we should be sure to notice it Pictures are famous for their humanness, and not for their pictureness

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Timequake Kurt Vonnegut Timequake is a semi autobiographical work by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr published in 1997 Marketed as a novel, the book was described as a stew by Vonnegut, in which he summarizes a novel he had been struggling with for a number of years Kilgore Trout serves again as the main character, who the author declares as having died in 2001, at the fictitious Xanadu retreat in Rhode Island Vonnegut explains in the beginning of the book that he was not satisfied with the original version of Timequake he wrote Taking parts of Timequake One and combining it with personal thoughts and anecdotes produced the finished product, so called Timequake Two Many of the anecdotes deal with Vonnegut s family, the death of loved ones, and people s last words 2004 1382 282 9649937011 1385 281 1388 1395 20 1384 312 9648497389 1393 250 9786005687347 1395 1398 1397 320 9786008460558 2001 1991 2001 1997 1942 1995 1975 1975 1987 1975

  4. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Well, I just read Galapagos, one of Vonnegut s finest novels, and Timequake is not in that club I, as with most Vonnegut fans, am perfectly content reading Vonnegut write about the phone book or fleas or jazz His rambling is like music to our ears But this book is not one of the best of his books Not the best or most original rambling from him Though one occasion for the book becomes the death of Kurt s dear brother Bernard One attraction here is that both guys are science guys who are funny Well, Timquake meanders from topic to topic, and isn t really a novel, it s a series of reflections and one liners, but I still was mildly entertained, maybe 2.5, and here s some stuff I liked On play and invention Listen We are here on Earth to fart around Don t let anybody tell you any different On books I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about On bombs Andrei Sakharov won his Nobel in 1975 for demanding a halt to the testing of nuclear weapons He, of course, had already tested his His wife was a pediatrician What sort of person could perfect a hydrogen bomb while married to a child care specialist What sort of physician would stay married to a mate that cracked Anything interesting happen at work today, honeybunch Yes My bomb is going to work just great And how are you doing with that kid with chicken pox On the human race s apparent desire to commit collective suicide So it is not one whit mysterious that we poison the water and air and topsoil, and construct ever cunning doomsday devices, both industrial and military Let us be perfectly frank for a change For practically everybody, the end of the world can t come soon enough On equality and democracy and Eugene Debs I still quote Eugene Debs 1855 1926 , late of Terre Haute, Indiana, five times the Socialist Party s candidate for President, in every speech While there is a lower class I am in it, while there is a criminal element I am of it while there is a soul in prison, I am not free In recent years, I ve found it prudent to say before quoting Debs that he is to be taken seriously Otherwise many in the audience will start to laugh They are being nice, not mean, knowing I like to be funny But it is also a sign of these times that such a moving echo of the Sermon on the Mount can be perceived as outdated, wholly discredited horsecrap Which it is not.

  5. Kirstine Kirstine says:

    This is an odd mix of fiction and autobiography Narrated by the author himself who is not fictional , while relying on stories and quotations from the old science fiction author Kilgore Trout who is There are fake stories, true stories, and all of them will tell you something about being human, in all its terrible glory Extenuating circumstance to be mentioned on Judgment Day We never asked to be born in the first place The universe happened upon the same question that hits us all, often for no particular reason and out of nowhere What the hell am I supposed to do with myself Do I continue expanding or do I quit and start over In its understandable confusion and crisis it shrinks a bit and sends everyone back 10 years, forcing everyone to relive every moment, fully aware of having done it all before, but incapable of changing anything A nightmare really and they have to relive the 90s I say, not knowing if the 90s really were awful, because I was a baby and then a child for all of it, Ting a ling I once asked someone, though, what it was like being young in the 90s and he said it was certainly ugly referring to the fashion, so it probably wasn t all that great , but it makes for good storytelling.Of course, a timequake is entirely unfeasible and would never occur, except it does every day of our lives Humans are all too good at living in the past, reliving painful or humiliating memories, or being nostalgic for beautiful moments that are no That s our timequake, and we are completely incapable of changing a thing that has happened Reliving it too much, however, will freeze you in your present moment, because you forget that right now, you have the absolute power, you have your free will, to make every moment something you might not hate reliving I read this book and suddenly realized that if I had to relive the past 10 years of my life, it d probably suck 80 percent of the time and I d come out of it traumatized But I can t change a single second, so it s best to just move on, and try to be the best I can be for the rest of my life Casting the ridiculous and brilliant Kilgore Trout as the hero of the story, the ideal of who we should try to be should this particular event ever occur, is a little bit genius No one can be Trout, obviously, as he s entirely fictional, and frankly I don t think anyone wants to be him, but I do want to be like him The main thing about van Gogh and me, said Trout, is that he painted pictures that astonished him with their importance, even though nobody else thought they were worth a damn and I write stories that astonish me, even though nobody else thinks they re worth a damn How lucky can you get The Timequake, however, plays a small role in the book It is the frame, yes, the story we return to, but mostly this is a collection of stories from Vonnegut s life and Kilgore Trout s arsenal of oddball short stories With his usual wit and round a bout way of saying anything, Vonnegut dishes up some striking social commentary I m continuously surprised by how achingly humane he is, making his observations all the salient, because they come from a place of compassion and honesty I kept coming back to this one quote from a song by Say Anything, it goes I guess that everyone includes meand that s why I m a humanist If anyone, Vonnegut embodies that saying, at least in this particular book The song is called Hate Everyone In a way, that is also very fitting Sure, being alive is a crock of shit , but also I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on Thank you for such a book.

  6. Ian "Marvin" Graye Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    Timeless Impression If this isn t nice, what is Kiss Me AgainBy Kilgore TroutSome people think that science fiction doesn t give an author much opportunity to write about herself Whether or not this is true, I thought I might tell you a little about my family, if not much about me and my role in it.Before I start, I should warn you that I do not propose to discuss my love life Not that there s much to tell you about anyway.That said, I still can t get over how women are shaped, especially their butts and boobs Dicks are nothing in comparison, believe me.That s enough about me Let s talk about my parents Both my father and my mother were criminals, though only my father went to prison My mother s only crime was to let my father ejaculate in her birth canal I don t know how many times this happened, but I assume that I am the product of one occasion.Likewise, my father only committed one crime, though, unlike my mother, he didn t repeat it My father shot my mother when I was only twelve years old I don t know why or whether it had anything to do with my age at the time My grandparents, bless them, thought of me as a precocious and slightly annoying child But that s no reason for your father to kill your mother Procreation isn t meant to be a crime between husband and wife They can t send you to jail, just because you re infected with progeny.My father was the famous ornithologist, Professor Raymond Trout, of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts My mother was a housewife and therefore less famous than my father until her death, and perhaps even then However, I only discovered when I turned eighteen that she was also a poet I didn t learn this from my father I learned it from my mother s sister, my aunt, to whom my mother had entrusted all her verse She used to send each poem off to my aunt whenever she wrote a letter to her Why she sent them to my aunt, I don t know, because she never finished school and absolutely hated poetry, like most normal people So she never kept the poems my mother sent her.She did remember one of her poems, though, when I asked her Woman or not,You ll notice it,Being alive is A crock of shit.It mightn t amount to a hill of beans as far as poetry goes, but you have to agree with the sentiment, especially having regard to the cause of her demise.Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, my mother was beautiful as well Before he shot her, my father was always trying to kiss her and take her off to their bedroom Most often, she would put me in my bed and kiss me on the forehead, so that I d go to sleep first Sometimes, she d giggle like one of the girls at school and go in with my father straight away Sometimes, she turned away and ignored him, which made him angry, though I didn t realise he d get so angry he d want to shoot her What is it about women that makes men want to kill them Men are jerks Women are psychotic I suppose.When I asked my aunt why she thought my father had killed my mother, she replied There is no way a beautiful woman can live up to what she looks like for any appreciable length of time She might have been right Anyway, it still makes me sad that my mother will never kiss me again.Kurt Vonnegut on Kilgore Trout That is what Kilgore Trout was, too, in all he wrote gaily mournful SOUNDTRACK view spoiler David Kilgour You Forget Clean Anything Could Happen hide spoiler

  7. Kemper Kemper says:

    I m suprised that I found some of Vonnegut s later, less talked about books as enjoyable as some of the classic ones But I enjoyed Bluebeard, Hocus Pocus and Timequake just as much as Slaughterhouse 5, Cat s Cradle, Mother Night or Breakfast of Champions Even though this technically isn t the last Vonnegut work, it s obvious that he was thinking of it as his swan song in fiction, and it s a near perfect farewell.

  8. Danger Danger says:

    2ND READ THROUGH There s a lot going on here Ruminations on life and regret, but strangely enough, Vonnegut s trademark cynicism doesn t quite sound so cynical to me Dare I say, there s a lot of hope and gratitude contained in this a book that functions like an autobiography so than the novel within the novel it s marginally attempting to tell Suffice it to say, NO ONE writes like this, or this well, or this deeply, in the way Vonnegut does This book had me laughing and tearing up, in turn Just spectacular

  9. Art Art says:

    I hate to say this because I love Vonnegut Cat s Crade and Slaughterhouse were pure genuis satire at it s best I also liked Sirens and Breakfast of Champions even though they were not of the calibre of his best works However, I am starting to fear that most of his other books are a waste of time I think people read them only because they love Vonnegut and they desperately want to experience again the simple delight of discovering books that can shake you and engulf you I did not enjoy Vonnegut s short stories much as I wanted to and I had to give up on Timequake That s right Put it to rest before completing it At some point in his life, Vonnegut appears to have stumbled upon a formula a superbly quirky and poignent style and a set of peculiar characters to go along Miserably pathetic, gloriously mournful, wonderous people, dredging through the absurdities of life But it is still sorely disappointing when you see the same themes and characters repeated in his other books Thinly veiled, these books are suspiciously like rejected drafts of his successful novels or tired attempts to re create magic Something interesting I noticed in Timequake was Vonnegut s very 1950s view of women and his hand waving simplification of their personalities and desires This was only alluded to in his other books but starkly stated in Timequake I don t think he intended to be chauvinistic or mean as he appears to have been a nice and sweet man in real life But it was too late Already jaded at this pivotal juncture in Timequake, I could now put it down with good reason And shake my head Oh, Kurt Tsk tsk Rest in peace, and thanks for the cat.

  10. notgettingenough notgettingenough says:

    Come the half way point or so in this book I was rather indignantly thinking how wrong all the harsh criticism of it is As usual Vonnegut was making me liberally annotate as I wrote Here Yes There Haha Somewhere else Ting a ling By the end, however, it was a chore Those explanation points Those ting a lings I wanted to get right into the very paper of the book and kill them Maybe it s worth reading as a piece on how writers suffer when they can t write or think they can t write, since obviously they can.But it is worth reading for the insights into life.They say the first thing to go when you re old is your legs or your eyesight It isn t true The first thing to go is parallel parking.It is worth reading for his regret,rest here