Title: The Sirens of Titan
Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Page Count: 224
This book was nuts, but in a good way. I’ve spent a lot of time reading sci-fi recently and so it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Luckily, this book was it. In fact, there are so many layers to this story that it’s quite difficult to know where to get started.
For example, there’s a guy who sort of fades in and out of time, bringing with him some predictions of what the future will bring. There’s also space travel, weird politics and a bunch of other crazy plot points, such as the fact that there’s a guy who made his fortune by investing in stocks based entirely upon the text of the book of Genesis in the bible.
If you do pick this one up, you’re on for one hell of a wild ride, but it’s also a lot of fun and provides a lot of food for thought, so it’s worth trying to get hold of a copy if you can. It’s my third or fourth Vonnegut by now, and I’ll definitely keep reading. I think it’s one of the better ones, or at the very least it’s one with the most concepts to ponder.