Friday, April 27, 2007BOOKENDS
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
A satire on the faith-science conflict of the modern world, Cat's Cradle is an apocalyptic tale featuring the ghastly Ice-9, the illicit Bokononist religion, nuclear scientists, a town in New York, an island in the Caribbean, and the eventual destruction of civilization as we know it.
An entertainingly philosophical read -- especially for this current period of history. This is at least the second time I've read it, and I enjoyed it just as much this time (maybe even more -- I think I even laughed out loud a couple of times -- possibly in disbelief). Balance it off with A Brave New World and Are We Feeling Safer Yet? for some interesting conversation.
We're loaded up with some new graphic novels this morning -- a couple new manga (Inubaka), another Bart Simpson, a graphic bio of Houdini, and more.
Don't forget to mark you calendars for May 15's Library Manga Club (name to be decided) -- you won't want to miss the first one!
~emily - 8:55 AM~
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