Kurt Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite authors. I bought this collection as soon as I heard of it’s existence and finally got around to it a few weeks ago. The stories included were all terrific. As with all of his work, these stories span a range of genres, from thriller to science-fiction to fantasy to mystery. I particularly enjoyed the story in which the main characters finds a tiny spaceship filled with tiny explorers. The whimsy involved is great and yet sad. I suppose that’s a theme in Vonnegut’s writings: the humor and the sadness interplay with one another, as they do in real life. I recommend this anthology to any fan of Vonnegut, naturally, but I would also suggest it as a good introduction to any interested in dipping their toes into his sea of works not knowing where to start.
Review by Jessica A.