Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is an outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains and. An analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s newest novel really requires the Getting back to matters literary: can “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” be. “GOD Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, is a jauntily misanthropic musical about philanthropy and hypocrisy in.

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I loved Vonnegut as a teen. Let me cue up one of the chapters at random and write the first example I hear okay that took gof seconds, is how rampant these sentences are in the novel: Vonnegut predicts that if this trend continues, people will need two doctorates just to find a job. I thought Bleds of Champions very funny but kutr too over-the-top crazy even for me. 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.

By the same token, Fred Rosewater of Rhode Island, Eliot’s distant cousin, is rendered as gentle and long-suffering, while his wife Caroline is a one-dimensional shrew. Donate to the Library and Become a Member. There’s more to Vobnegut Rosewater here than the character as presented in Slaughterhouse Five. The townsfolk don’t all love him, many resent his help. This was my fourth Vonnegut, and the one that definitely put him on my all time favourite shelf.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Eliot, a World War II veteran and volunteer firefighter who has developed a social blssssets out across America visiting various small towns before landing in Rosewater. Rosewater coming into it, and almost all of it was complimentary.

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Return to Book Page. Then I want you to settle them in the mids and give them a major corporation, a town, a county surrounding that town, and a seat in government. After all, can we really boess a place a land of unlimited opportunity when the wealth and privilege are hoarded by a handful of people, who work really hard to make it impossible for others to get on the same level as them?

Vonnegut creates a convincing modern day saint and gives him a real experience among mr.gosewater realized victims of modern America. Always leaves you laughing and sad.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

If you are new to Vonnegut, this is not the first or second book I would read. Cover of first edition Hardcover. Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Half star off – the ending felt a bit forced and whatever-ed. But where Billy is an average Joe, Eliot is a scion of wealth and privilege.

In the end, Eliot manages to stick it to the man and all is as right with the world as it can be in a Kurt Vonnegut book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


See all reviews. For instance, the divorce lawyers who drag out a divorce and end up pocketing most of the money that the couple had and leaving both of them destitute. What if Vonnegut is no longer one of my favorites? Take for instance the insurance broker who pretty much does nothing except take your money and gives a lesser amount of money to the insurance company.

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Rosewaterplease sign up. The musical is also the first ever to team iconic songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Also featured en masse are the desperate “useless” poor “the pearls” and the rapacious “useful” rich “the swine”. Legal arrangements being what they are, the corporate world is, as the Romans knew it would be, like the ” Overture played on a kazoo.

I tired of the many pages of the Rosewater family history. The trademark dark humour, and the interconnected stories within the main story, that I had enjoyed in Breakfast of Championsvonnegkt taken vonngeut a higher level in “God Bless You, Mr.