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Kurt Vonnegut S First Novel Spins The Chilling Tale Of Engineer Paul Proteus, Who Must Find A Way To Live In A World Dominated By A Supercomputer And Run Completely By Machines Paul S Rebellion Is Vintage Vonnegut Wildly Funny, Deadly Serious, And Terrifyingly Close To Reality.


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  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    Man created machines in his own imageAnd man and machine alike were told to worship one deity the CORPORATE PERSONALITY The 10 Commandments according to the Church Of Corporate Thinking 1 Thou shalt believe in one corporation2 Thou shalt have no other corporations beside the one you serve3 Thou shalt honour all traditions and communal behaviours of your corporation4 Thou shalt accept whatever the corporation tells you as truth5 Thou shalt have no other truths except for corporate truth6 Man created machines in his own imageAnd man and machine al...


  2. Adina Adina says:

    I just remembered that I did not review Player Piano I did not have the time to do it when I finished the novel one month ago and then I forgot I am not going to write a full review because I lost the momentum, but I have a few comments First of all, If you never read Kurt Vonnegut I would not start with this one It is very good but I believe it would be better savored by readers that already enjoyed other works by the author This is his first novel and his fragmented writing style and sati I just remembered that I did not review Player Piano I did not have the time to do it when I finished the novel one month ago and then I forgot I am not going to write a full review because I lost the momentum, but I have a few comments First of all, If you never read Kurt Vonnegut I would not start with this one It is very good but I believe it would be better savored by readers that already enjoyed other works by the author This is his first novel and his fragmented writing style and satire is not fully developed The humor issubtle and some of the plot is a bit dated I started with Slaughterhouse 5 and continued with Th Cat s Cradle That order was fine for me Player Piano imagines a world where most jobs became obsolete due to the extensive use of machines to replace the use of less productive humans There a...


  3. Manny Manny says:

    In his first novel, published in 1952, Vonnegut envisages a dystopian future where nearly all jobs have been rationalised away by increasing automation But, just when things seem most hopeless, a saviour appears in the form of a brash, uncouth but lovable billionaire, who, despite having no previous political experience, rides a populist wave to become President He immediately expels all illegal immigrants and starts a war against an alliance of Middle Eastern and Asian countries Within month In his first novel, published in 1952, Vonnegut envisages a dystopian future where nearly all jobs have been rationalised away by increasing automation But, just when things seem most hopeless, a saviour appears in the form of a brash, uncouth but lovable bi...


  4. Lyn Lyn says:

    Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut was his first novel, first published in 1952 Early fiction from Vonnegut is told in astraightforward fashion than Vonnegut readers will be accustomed to from his later works, but his imagination and wit are still unmistakable This is a dystopian work describing a United States after a third war where machines have taken the place of 90% of industrial workers Government work available t...


  5. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    The Cybernetic ScriptOne of the most important but least discussed consequences of WWII is an ideology It is an ideology that unites the political left and right, and even transcends the ideologies of Capitalism and Marxism with their apparent conflicts about the nature of human beings and their politics It is an ideology that became and remains the dominant intellectual force in the world in my lifetime This ideology goes by a name that is only occasionally used today and is probably recogni The Cybernetic ScriptOne of the most important but least discussed consequences of WWII is an ideology It is an ideology that unites the political left and right, and even transcends the ideologies of Capitalism and Marxism with their apparent conflicts about the nature of human beings and their politics It is an ideology that became and remains the dominant intellectual force in the world in my lifetime This ideology goes by a name that is only occasionally used today and is probably recognised only by specialist professionals old enough to remember it Cybernetics.Cybernetics is the unnamed central character in Player Piano, where it goes incognito as know how developed during the war As a scientific discipline, cybernetics is about control...


  6. J.L. Sutton J.L. Sutton says:

    When Kurt Vonnegut does dystopia as he does in his first novel, Player Piano , you know it s not an empty shell for him to rail against, but a way for him and us to work out the implications of a new reality, in this case, our desire to improve the world with technology In this early dystopian vision set in the near future after WWIII , the world is nearly completely automated like the player piano Society s needs are apparently met Far from bringing about happiness, automation only ser When Kurt Vonnegut does dystopia as he does in his first novel, Player Piano , you know it s not an empty shell for him to rail against, but a way for him and us to work out the implications of a new reality, in this case, our desire to improve the world with technology In this early dystopian vision set in the near future after WWIII , the world is nearly completely automated like the player piano Society s needs are apparently met Far from bringing about happiness, automation only serves to alienate the upper class from the rest of society who no longer have any purpose The plot follows engineer Paul Proteus from dissatisfaction with the kind of life automation produces to outright rebellion This is a chilling and sometimes darkly funny satire of a world in which technology has the upper hand If humanity had purpose, it was usurped by the machines Vonnegut s humanism is evident along with an idiosyncratic style which will continue to characterize his work I m lo...


  7. Petergiaquinta Petergiaquinta says:

    It s been almost thirty years since I read Player Piano, and all I had retained from that first read was the name of the main character, a faint recollection of the novel s focus on a future world heavily reliant on automation, and a vague sense of not liking the book all that much despite Vonnegut being one of my favorite authors I had hoped to like the book better as a seasoned adult, but instead I found re reading Player Piano to be a tedious chore which surprised me, as this year I have ret It s been almost thirty years since I read Player Piano, and all I had retained from that first read was the name of the main character, a faint recollection of the novel s focus on a future world heavily reliant on automation, and a vague sense of not liking the book all that much despite Vonnegut being one of my favorite authors I had hoped to like the book better as a seasoned adult, but instead I found re reading Player Piano to be a tedious chore which surprised me, as this year I have returned to Slaughterhouse Five, Jailbird and God Bless You, Mr Rosewater, and enjoyed all of them.I began the year with Vonnegut s recently published Letters and liked it so much that I wanted to go back and revisit some of these novels I read way back in high school Alas, Player Piano did not have much to offer me this second time around The story is set in a not s...


  8. Joshum Harpy Joshum Harpy says:

    I was working as a janitor the day that Kurt Vonnegut died Sweeping the floors, I listened as the news came over talk radio and I remember distinctly standing up stiff and staring hard at the speakers while the news sank in I had recently heard in interviews and read Vonnegut sharing his feelings about his own death That he had reconciled himself to it and felt that he had done much with his life, that he was ready to go I m paraphrasing, of course his words were funnier andacidic St I was working as a janitor the day that Kurt Vonnegut died Sweeping the floors, I listened as the news came over talk radio and I remember distinctly standing up stiff and staring hard at the speakers while the news sank in I had recently heard in interviews and read Vonnegut sharing his feelings about his own death That he had reconciled himself to it and felt that he had done much with his life, that he was ready to go I m paraphrasing, of course his words were funnier andacidic Still, standing there with my broom in an abandoned diner, I cried for Kurt I wasn t crying because he had gone too soon, or because it was unjust or shocking, I cried for all of us who have ...


  9. Sebastien Sebastien says:

    Disappointed in this one, it was underwhelming I hadn t read Vonnegut in a long time and was excited to read this Unfortunately I found the characters rather unlikable, obnoxious, one dimensional caricatures, while the narrative operated like a chess game in which I could guess most every move before it was made I also found the messaging heavy handed Yeah, I agree or at least am concerned with most of the themes brought up, but it was done with a lack of subtlety that grated on me.In terms Disappointed in this one, it was underwhelming I hadn t read Vonnegut in a long time and was excited to read this Unfortunately I found the characters rather unlikable, obnoxious, one dimensional caricatures, while the narrative operated like a chess game in which I could guess most every move before it was made I also found the messaging heavy handed Yeah, I agree or at least am concerned with most of the themes brought up, but it was done with a lack of subtlety that grated on me.In terms of the societal and cultural critique I generally align with many of Vonnegut s positions The critique encompasses worship of technology, efficiency, productivity, growth, meritocracy, materialism above all else There is critique of elites hoarding opport...


  10. Matt Dorsey Matt Dorsey says:

    Is it acceptable to call a soft sci fi dystopian novel badass Does that reveal the total nerd at the core of my character The only reason I can see for this book not to be mentioned as one of Vonnegut s greats is that it s edged out by the half dozen or so outright masterpieces in his canon But for a first novel, this is ace It s Vonnegut s most conventionally structured novel, and possibly even his least original The plot isor less a tweaking of Huxley s Brave New World Vonnegut h Is it acceptable to call a soft sci fi dystopian novel badass Does that reveal the total nerd at the core of my character The only reason I can see for this book not to be mentioned as one of Vonnegut s greats is that it s edged out by the half dozen or so outright masterpieces in his canon But for a first novel, this is ace It s Vonnegut s most conventionally structured novel, and possibly even his least original The plot isor less a tweaking of Huxley s Brave New World Vonnegut himself has admitted this Yet frankly, I like it better than that dystopia, as Player Piano isfocused, has better flow, and the satirical elements don t rely as much on suspension of disbelief Kurt Vonnegut was not a luddi...