Bluebeard: A Novel

Kobo ebook | October 14, 2009

byKurt Vonnegut

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Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.


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Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, hear...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 14, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307567206

ISBN - 13:9780307567208

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluebeard: Words on Humanity Mr. Vonnegut's 'Bluebeard' is in my consideration his finest work. Among its many excellent qualities, it is rich in imagery and is thematically uplifting. This book differs from Vonneguts traditional style that often blends science fiction into traditional novel format (if that is an accurate description), and uses the amazing historical landscape of the past hundred years as the source for the 'incredible'. A thoroughly enjoyable, never heavy-handed novel, but I think the best praise I can award it would be as follows: certain images this novel evokes will last in your memory long after you finish reading. Excellent!
Date published: 2000-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC This is one fantastic book. Kurt Vonnegut is one of the greatest writers of our time, and he shows it in Bluebeard. The story is easy to follow, and the characters, no matter how odd or quirky, are all likeable. Vonnegut makes it easy to feel sympathetic and empathetic towards the characters. I recommend it to all readers, no only is it interesting, but it is not high brow at all. It is extremely easy and fun to get through.
Date published: 2000-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluebeard This book was writen by one of the best authors this century has ever seen. I strongly recomend this book, not because of the author or the book reveiws but because the way it is writen. It is an autobiography of an Armenian-American by the name of Rabo Karabekian. This book talks about every thing Mr. Karabekian said & did in his 71 year life time.
Date published: 1999-12-02