Player Piano

Player Piano

eBook - 2009
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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 super computer and run completely by machines. His rebellion is a wildly funny, darkly satirical look at modern society.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2009.
ISBN: 9780307568083
0307568083
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 6.6 23 Quiz: 48479.

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RescueDog
Apr 20, 2018

I had to keep reminding myself that this book was written in 1952. In so many ways it seems that Vonnegut had a crystal ball. The story is still timely. Even Dan Brown’s latest book talks about artificial intelligence taking control away from humans.

The plot is totally unpredictable. Vonnegut was an excellent writer & this is an excellent book. Yet, I didn’t particularly enjoy reading it; at least it took me more than 60% to really get interested. I found his later books to be more fun to read. At least I think I did. I read them when they were new. I’m eager to see if I enjoy them as much after the passage of 5 decades.

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Olddoc
Aug 02, 2016

Amazingly prescient book about a society increasingly familiar. My favorite Vonnegut book

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dlabovit
Jun 22, 2016

This was my first taste of Vonnegut and remains my favorite. An excellent and cautionary tale of what our future may hold.

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Eppurse
Apr 06, 2014

how in the hell did I miss this? Read everything else by him...

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eberg
Dec 22, 2009

A perfect satirical view of humanity.

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