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Welcome to the Monkey House Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut s shorter works Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb stories share Vonnegut s audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision Alternative cover edition here



10 thoughts on “Welcome to the Monkey House

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    Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut is a collection of short stories from the 50s and 60s and demonstrates Vonnegut s tremendous range as a writer I have read one critic who did not like Vonnegut, saying that all of his novels are essentially the same, with his voice and tone narrating each new set of facts I agreed somewhat, but still liked the way he wri


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    Every epoch tells its stories its own way and Kurt Vonnegut managed to catch the spirit of the last midcentury perfectly The Year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal They weren t only equal before God and the law They were equal every which way Nobody was smarter than anybody else Nobody was better looking than anybody else Nobody was stronger or quicker than any


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    A Compendium of Curmudgeonly HumourKurt Vonnegut is a curmudgeon Curmudgeons are often misunderstood and taken for irascible pedants On the contrary, they are anything but pedantic Curmudgeons are introverts who are simply tired of adapting themselves to the demands of an extrovert world They want to be left alone Which is why they occasionally write or say nasty things to


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    This is a master class in the art of short story writing Every short story is finely crafted Many have humor, many have heartbreak, many have subtle romance Almost all have commentary on society, especially American society, that is as relevant today as it was in the 1950s What are these stories missing You reader It s missing you to unlock their meaning and beauty.


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    The story is available to read online, courtesy of the Saturday Evening Post Link in the Goodreads book details.Susanna, a young and pretty bit part actress, in town for the summer and working at the local theater, is in the small, local, drug store to pick up her morning paper and, by chance, she meets a local boy, Corporal Norman Fuller, just returned from the Korean War That s


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    The world is overpopulated, and they have Ethical Suicide Parlors, where public minded citizens are encouraged to go in and get a lethal injection from the attractive hostesses There s a big thermometer outside, showing how many people there currently are in the world.So the guy comes in, and he s chatting with the hostess He wants to know how much the mercury will go down if he decid


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    What is happiness What is pleasure Is happiness an emotion that endures, that has to be earned and pleasure a temporary reaction to something that makes you feel good In this short story, radio waves from a distance star are picked up and amplified and the effect on people is much like good weed Everyone hangs out feeling mellow, letting the little things go, a somewhat deviant idea of wh


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    Welcome to the Monkey House is the best collection of stories I ve read.Rating it accurately is as difficult as ever Should it be based off of the best stories Or all of them I don t know.What I do know is Harrison Bergeron, Welcome to the Monkey House, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, EPICAC, Where I Live, and The Euphio Question are some of the best shorts ever written.Much like Vonnegut


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    1982 January 62014 October 3Where I Live Keenly observed I wonder what an update would be like 50 years on Harrison Bergeron This one has aged a bit, but it s still good.Who Am I This Time I vividly recall the American Playhouse production with Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken Magic.Welcome to the Monkey House Likewise aged, not that there aren t people who would be delighted to see the sex drive killed for everyone else, but those people tend not to be in favor of birth control 1982 January 62014 October 3Where I Live Keenly observed I wonder what an update would be like 50 years on Harrison Bergeron This one has aged a bit, but it s still good.Who Am I This Time I vividly recall the American Playhouse production with Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken Magic.Welcome to the Monkey House Likewise aged, not that there aren t people who would be delighted to see the sex drive killed for everyone else, but those people tend not to be in favor of birth control or assisted suicide.Long Walk to Forever This is the story that made me want to reread the collection particularly A walk said Catharine One foot in front of the other, said Newt, Through leaves,over bridges Vonnegut repeats that line through leaves, over bridges several times, and it is amazing how much emotion he manages to convey in that utterly prosaic phrase It kills me As does Vonnegut s preferred title, Hell to Get Along With , which should probably be the title of every proposal story ever.The Foster Portfolio Heh.Miss Temptation I m not Yellowstone Park she said I m not supported by taxes I don t belong to everybody You don t have any right to say anything about the way I look Vonnegut understands and conveys, in 1956 mind you,a point which still continues to elude many supposed adults even today.All the King s Horses A rather dark musing on war, but not too dark.Tom Edison s Shaggy Dog Just perfectly amusing.New Dictionary Would go well paired with David Foster Wallace s review of dictionaries.Next Door Oh, my.More Stately Mansions This is another one that has lived long in my memory It s a very kind and accepting and loving sort of story about a quirky, possibly annoying as hell character And also, the obsession with having the perfect home has only become stronger andwidespread.The Hyannis Port Story Another really sweet story that still manages to be cynical and funny.D.P Vonnegut writes children so well, so real Not at all like Salinger s improbable paragons A most unusual war story.Report on the Barnhouse Effect Interesting to compare this with LeGuin s Lathe of Heaven in focus and tone and characterization.The Euphio Question Amusingly presented.Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son Oh, I love this, the contrast between the couples, the shower enclosure Why doesn t anyone write stories from the point of view of storm window installers these days Deer in the Works I d say this one has exerted a small but deeply felt influence over my whole world view.The Lie Vonnegut can be warmly sympathetic to unlikely characters.Unready to Wear No question that I love this story.The Kid Nobody Could Handle An appreciation of the importance of finding one s home, in every sense.The Manned Missiles Perhaps the world didn t go this way because Vonnegut warned us against it Interesting note he thinks Earth will look green from space.EPICAC Unlike some of his peers, Vonnegut can easily imagine a brilliant mathematician who happens to be a woman.Adam Another sweet story that isn t sentimental at all.Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Boy was the population explosion a big deal.It s beenthan 30 years since I first read this book, and a while since I ve read anything else by Vonnegut But rereading, I can t help notice how completely I ve absorbed the Vonnegut mindset into my own Most of my favorite authors these days I love for their humanism, their warmth, their sympathy, and their humor Most of that must have come from Vonnegut, since I can t recall any one else I read in high school who was similar, except Douglas Adams These are not bad people to have been raised by.Kindle library copy


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    Vonnegut does a wonderful job with a short story and while most stories were okay to yeah, I liked it I guess , it s definitely worth it for the few 4 to 5 star ratings Where I Live Venture Traveler s World, October 1964 2 5 Kinda boring and no real plot Just meandering Harrison Bergeron The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1961 5 5 Loved this one science fiction Handicapping people s


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About the Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973


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