Friday, December 23, 2011

Currently Reading: Jailbird

TITLE:  Jailbird
AUTHOR:  Kurt Vonnegut
YEAR PUBLISHED:  1979
PUBLISHER:  Dial Press  (Random House)


Borrowed yet another Vonnegut book from the library.  There are very few books of his out there now that I have not read. This one just happens to be one of those.


Here is the blurb on the back of book:


"Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times."

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