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God Bless You, Mr Rosewater
by Kurt Vonnegut | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LeishaCamden of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 4/7/2017
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by snoopy56): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, April 07, 2017

9 out of 10

Copied from amazon.com:

Second only to Slaughterhouse-Five of Vonnegut's canon in its prominence and influence, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) presents Eliot Rosewater, an itinerant, semi-crazed millionaire wandering the country in search of heritage and philanthropic outcome, introducing the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout to the world and Vonnegut to the collegiate audience which would soon make him a cult writer.

Trout, modeled according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (with whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship) is a desperate, impoverished but visionary hack writer who functions for Eliot Rosewater as both conscience and horrid example. Rosewater, seeking to put his inheritance to some meaningful use (his father was an entrepreneur), tries to do good within the context of almost illimitable cynicism and corruption.

It is in this novel that Rosewater wanders into a science fiction conference--an actual annual event in Milford, Pennsylvania--and at the motel delivers his famous monologue evoked by science fiction writers and critics for almost half a century: "None of you can write for sour apples... but you're the only people trying to come to terms with the really terrific things which are happening today." Money does not drive Mr. Rosewater (or the corrupt lawyer who tries to shape the Rosewater fortune) so much as outrage at the human condition.


One of Vonnegut's best, I highly recommend it. Weird and wonderful.

Paperback edition.

I don't remember where I got it from, but I must have picked it up at a flea market or thrift store somewhere.

Reserved for release at the BookCrossing convention here in Oslo later this month as one of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. 


Journal Entry 2 by LeishaCamden at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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Convention release! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Picked up from the book buffet. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Started in Oslo, finished in Surrey!
Wonderfully strange and funny. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingrahar109wing at BCUK UnConvention 2017 in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (9/23/2017 UTC) at BCUK UnConvention 2017 in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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On the book buffet.

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Journal Entry 6 by snoopy56 at BCUK UnConvention 2017 in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (9/24/2017 UTC) at BCUK UnConvention 2017 in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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on the release walk. 


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