Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author, Peter Reed, Preface by Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN. Bagombo Snuff Box collects Vonnegut’s favourite stories from the postwar years that sharpened his dark, vaudevillian and quietly subversive voice. Here we see . Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut. “Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut’s earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and.

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All the human foibles — greed, vanity, ambition, envy, misplaced loyalties — and all the vulnerabilities — loneliness, ignorance, shyness — are bared to the readers.

I actually rolled my eyes at the end of one. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see bagombbo they are made of. He also admits that most good writers break most of his rules, except maybe the rule 1. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

She lives on that way. He had nothing but the bittersweet, almost formless longings of youth. This story is a crazy futuristic dystopian society that turns out so creepy it rocks! Oct 03, Kye rated it it was ok.


Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut

And some are bittersweet – a man attempts to pawn a wartime souvenir, a school band director learns there’s more to life than winning competitions. Some of them are extremely narrow-minded but come to realize and regret their own pettiness.

Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. Paperbackpages.

One great futuristic stories and a great story about a recurring character in this book, Mr. Oct 25, Beka Bagpmbo rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 11, MJ Nicholls rated it liked it Shelves: You could probably find this story without buying the whole book.

Bagombo Snuff Box

Vonnegut is the master of short forms. A Present for Big Saint Nick is partially redeemed by being just nasty enough at the end. Six monthlies did the same. Two of the standouts showcase Vonnegut’s mastery of science fiction.

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction

I have gone back and read that collection a few times since and the stories are just as good now as they were back then. Overall, “Monkeyhouse” is more consistently impressive in it’s stories, but there are some in this collection which can stand with those stories.


The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-FiveCat’s Cradleand Breakfast of Champions Wehling has to do something very quickly, xnuff he wants her children to be born.

Every character should want something, even if it is o I don’t care if you ever read this book, and in fact, though I know I did and apparently gave it three stars several years snufgI don’t remember anything from it except for the intro. A collection of Vonnegut short stories is always a treasure. Let’s put our love beyond all harm.

A must-read for Vonnegut aficionados new and old. More style at a shooting game: Voluntarily leave the planet. Lists with This Snucf. What the heck, practicing an art isn’t a way to earn money. Angels protect the innocent as a matter of Heavenly routine. This is another Vonnegut short story collection.