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Armageddon in Retrospect
Armageddon in Retrospect | Kurt Vonnegut
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The New York Times bestseller-a "gripping" posthumous collection of previously unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut on the subject of war. A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor and outraged moral sense, the pieces range from a letter written by Vonnegut to his family in 1945, informing them that he'd been taken prisoner by the Germans, to his last speech, delivered after his death by his son Mark, who provides a warmly personal introduction to the collection. Taken together, these pieces provide fresh insight into Vonnegut's enduring literary genius and reinforce his ongoing moral relevance in today's world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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haileybean
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I started reading this book in what I‘m going to refer to as “the before” every time after I‘d pick it up, want to read it, and then put it down. I kept trying because it wasn‘t that I did not enjoy the stories & essays. Wailing Shall Be In All Streets is one I STILL think about. It was purely my own sadness that kept me from finishing this terrific book.

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Trashcanman
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Nute Hi George! It‘s good to hear from you...ALWAYS! 4w
jdiehr 🤗 4w
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MLRio
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Introduction, by Mark Vonnegut.

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MLRio
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Sorry I‘ve been gone from Litsy for ages! I got locked out of my account and it took a while to rectify. Anyway, here‘s what I‘m currently reading between studying for my comprehensive exams and work on my current writing project.

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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐(5)

(Read 1/9/2019)

Short stories + lots of artwork = faster than usual reading speed. Also, the edition I read did not have that green cover.

Vonnegut's unique perspective on war is showcased in the posthumously published collection.

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2653785683

#MtTBR #MountTBR2019

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SleepyDragon
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When you are reading about the bombing of Dresden, and your daughter puts her baby doll in your arms and walks away. Okay ... Life is full of random symbolism.

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SleepyDragon
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Having a hard time concentrating on the tagged book because of the leak/disaster under our kitchen sink, so instead I'm planning out a new journal for 2019. A horrible January means the year can only get better, right? Happy Friday!

LiteraryinLititz Oh no! Hope it gets fixed soon! 13mo
SleepyDragon @LiteraryinLititz We have to replace the faucet, which won't happen till Tuesday at the earliest. As for the bottom of the cabinet ... we are still assessing damage. Really, we need a whole new kitchen, but that is years down the road. 13mo
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SleepyDragon
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Only got to read about a half hour on New Year's Day, but got to start the tagged book, so yay!

#24b42019 final update:
11 hours, 13 minutes (My goal was double digits, so, again, yay!)
4 books read, 1 started
1 book of poetry
2 volumes of comics
1 Dickens novella
680 pages

Thanks to @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 for hosting the fun end of the year #readathon.

Now to get going on 2019 goals ...

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Andrew65 Brilliant effort, well done. 😊🙌👍👏 Good luck on your 2019 goals. 13mo
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SleepyDragon
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1. 27
2. My GR goal was 10, but I use it as a minimum, not a challenge. I met my #MtTBRChallenge goal of 18, and I'm plugging away at #readharder2018. At this point, 30 books by the end of the year seems realistic and within reach.
3. Nightwoods by Frazier, though The Nix by Nathan Hall was a close second.
4. I don't really read new releases, but there are many in my TBR that I'm looking forward to getting around to. Such as tagged.
#2018checkin

heidisreads I love Armageddon in Retrospect! 1y
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heidisreads
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Just signed up for this #ShortStorySwap 😁
This is great for my budget and my #summer #reading plans. I love to read short stories in between novels or when I‘m waiting for something to come in at the library. Thanks to @CSeydel for organizing!

CSeydel Thanks for joining and sharing! 2y
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BestDogDad
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Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished works consisting mostly of short stories, released posthumously, all related to war. Kurt‘s son, Mark, added a nice introduction and included a copy of the letter he wrote to his family during WWII informing them that he was taken as a POW by the Germans in Dresden. The stories are typical of KV, some are funny and some are poignant and will rip your heart out. KV is missed.

batsy That quote is brilliant. 2y
Billypar I know this question is joked about so much by authors and others but I like to defend young readers and writers who ask it in earnest- what a great response for the questioner to absorb. 2y
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BestDogDad
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Like with the other Vonnegut books, there are so many great quotes in this one.

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BestDogDad
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Too much snow for the patio furniture but I‘m officially declaring it the start of the outside reading season! Hanging with BFF Brittney and the always delightful Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

britt_brooke KV! 💚 2y
JoScho Sweet dog! 2y
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Gina
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Kurt Vonnegut sitting under a garden gnome riding a pig. Why does that seem so fitting for him...

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Wilkobell
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This is a tricky one, it's a collection of his writings published on the anniversary of KV's death... some were laugh-out-loud funny... some weren't. Worth a read even if only for the speech his son delivered in his place 2 weeks after his death. The introduction (by his son) also gives a real sense of who he was and how and why he wrote the way he did.

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Wilkobell
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Re-reading old books whilst waiting for new books to be delivered

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DeborahSmall
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#bookmail starting to collect the vintage Vonnegut editions and finally my hardbacks of ACOTAR And ACOMAF. Couldn't resist this edition of Animals Farm ❤️📚

vivastory Beautiful! I have the same Vonnegut edition 3y
Sarah83 Never read a Vonnegut novel 🤔 3y
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britt_brooke
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"Where do I get my ideas from? You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him. It was music. I was goofing around like everybody else in Indiana, and all of a sudden stuff came gushing out. It was disgust with civilization."

This posthumously published collection of essays, shorts stories, and sketches is a must-read for Vonnegut fans.

Redwritinghood Can you imagine if he were still alive today what might come "gushing out"? Somehow, I think he might have had a lot of disgust with civilization lately. ? 3y
britt_brooke @Redwritinghood He would be completely appalled. 3y
Skyler Loved this one 3y
britt_brooke @Skyler Love him! 3y
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britt_brooke
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About time for a refill. 🍺 Maybe I'll finally finish this book tonight. I read essays sooo slowly. #booksandbrews

LeahBergen Cheers! 🍷 3y
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britt_brooke
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current situation #booksandbrews

saresmoore Froot Loops beer + Vonnegut = 👌 3y
Beckys_Books Love this photo! 3y
britt_brooke @saresmoore 😂👏🏻 3y
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Christine Aww, the sight of Leinie's always warms this former Wisconsinite's heart. 🍻 3y
britt_brooke @Christine We used to live in Wisconsin, too (Milwaukee area). 😁 I miss Spotted Cow so much! At least I can get Summer Shandy anywhere ... but it still makes me miss Wisconsin. 3y
Christine Aww yay WI!! 🐄🧀🍺❤️ And yes re: Spotted Cow!! Does it not get widely distributed? I never see it out here in CA. 3y
britt_brooke @Christine As far as I know, you can only get it in Wisconsin. 😩 3y
Christine 😕! More motivation to go back and visit though. 😉 3y
britt_brooke @Christine Of course! 😁 3y
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coffeenebula
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Read by Rip Torn! I dead. ☠️ (of joy) 💖

britt_brooke This is in my TBR. The audio sounds tempting! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Rip Torn! How awesome is that!!! 3y
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Kmatti
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#Alexgiveaway Favorite book that starts with A.

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britt_brooke
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#bookmail #blameitonlitsy 💸💸💸

I blame @Litsy for all of these! 😆👏🏻 And specifically @MrBook for the Vonnegut because it somehow was not yet on my radar.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! This is a collection of essays by the legendary author published one year after his death. All the material here was unpublished beforehand, and we all know how compelling posthumous work can be. As always, Vonnegut illustrates his wit in poking fun at the human condition regarding aspects of armed conflicts, as in War being a funny thing but having nothing funny about it. KV fans want to get this. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

TheBookDream Of course this is posted just AFTER I left the bookstore...after being there for 8 hours 🙄 3y
OrangeMooseReads Great book! 👍🏽 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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heidisreads
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I keep giving my personal copy of this book to people and then I find myself buying another copy. It's just one of those books I think everyone should read and my bookshelf is incomplete without it.

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jdtchicago
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My advice to writers just starting out? Don't use semi-colons! They are transvestite hermaphrodites, representing exactly nothing. All they do is suggest you might have gone to college.