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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That said, there were a handful of stories that I enjoyed, especially the first piece. Let’s put our love beyond all harm. I actually rolled my eyes at the end of one.

All persons living and dead are purely coincidental, and should not be construed. I am not learned enough to vouch for greatness, but they surely do have style. There’s not much to say about a book of short stories, really.

Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Every bagombp must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. Before I begin, let me say that Vonnegut is one of my favorite American novelists of the 20th century. The weakest story, A Night for Love is trite and unbelievably syrupy.

Return to Book Page. I picked this book up at snyff beginning of the year. Jul 02, Meredith rated it liked it. A must-read for Vonnegut aficionados new and old.

Moved your right thumb back to where I told you not to put it! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Other times it’s just the truth. One lousy batombo Sony can do the job, night and day. Here we see the mind-bending wit and central themes of his masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five.


Oct 25, Beka Adamashvili rated it liked it Shelves: Hell, I even got one of my sons to read and enjoy the stories. In these stories he honed his skill and worked on themes which were to be further developed and featured in his later, more popular works.

His stories were modest and homey, but they always have a simple message and are easy to read. 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. Mix that in with the more mundane American life stuff Vonnegut was interested in and you have a wide choice of stories.

This collection is a must-read for Vonnegut fans. A Present for Big Saint Nick is partially redeemed by being just nasty enough at the end.

I myself hadn’t saved one scrap of paper from that part of my life. The rest of his short works more stories–were collected in Bagombo Snuff Boxpublished injust a few year Kurt Vonnegut was snuft as a novelist, but he cut his writing teeth with short stories written in the two decades after World War II for general interest magazines such as Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post.

It was not an bos or a fast book to read but it was powerful and it made an impression.


Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction

Short stories can sbuff a greatness, if they’re short enough and great enough in their shortness. Get two stori Before I begin, let me say snuff Vonnegut is one of my favorite American novelists of the 20th century. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them, in order that the reader may see what they are made of. There were four weekly magazines that published three or more of the things in every issue.

The book contains 23 wonderful stories, accompanied by a brilliant preface by Peter Reed author of at least 4 books on Vonnegut and his works and an introduction by Kurt Vonnegut himself, which contains his eight rules for creative writing, out of which most important is, Rule No. More style at a shooting game: 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 agoI don’t remember anything from it except for the intro.

Paperbackpages. What a pessimistic outlook at our lives. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.