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God Bless You Mr Rosewater or Pearls before SwineYou Mr eBook #8608 Second You Mr Rosewater or eBook #215 only to Slaughterhouse Five of Vonnegut's canon in its prominence and God Bless Kindle influence God Bless You Mr Rosewater presents Eliot Rosewater an itinerant semi Bless You Mr PDFEPUB #191 crazed millionaire wandering the country in search of heritage and philanthropic outcome introducing Bless You Mr Rosewater or PDF or the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout to the world and Vonnegut to the collegiate audience which would soon make him a cult writerTrout modeled Bless You Mr Rosewater or PDF or according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. I read this very excitingly to record a podcast episode with AS King There were so many laugh out loud lines or profound lines that I actually ended up reading 80% of this book out loud to my boyfriend I loved the main character and I think I'll be thinking about the money river for the rest of my life
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Ut 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 The novel was adapted for a Alan Menken musical The novel is told mostly thru a collection of short stories dealing with Eliot's interactions with the citizens of Rosewater County usually with the last sentence serving as a punch line The antagonist's tale Mushari's is told in a similar short essay fashion The stories reveal different hypocrisies of humankind in a darkly humorous fashi. I always seemed to have done things the way I wanted to when I was a kidBeing mildly autistic I learned things a lot differently than other kids sometimes with none of it especially math sinking in I thought differently but I was really half dreaming I played piano differently but I thundered downward on the keys instead of flexibly moving my fingers Into them And I laughed hysterically but usually with glee especially at teenaged deranged cartoons like Rocky and Bullwinkle So also I laughed hysterically at my first Vonnegut book which musta seemed like a cartoon but wasn’t and it was probably Sirens of TitanI had heard all about the new Boomer Counterculture Sensation Kurt V from my Grandmother’s Atlantic Magazine and from my Mom’s New York Times Book Review The best thing for us Boomer Boppers since fresh sliced white bread they all saidOf course I was scandalized by Vonnegut’s crudeness but thought I had to make a mature dent in such books ones my parents’ mature generation even endorsed so reading Vonnegut ushered me into an oddly skewed adult worldMost of the jokes I didn’t get for I was a teen with no political savvy But then again Woodstock was fanatically dear to my teen peers so I fell in with a bandwagon of countercultural political leaningOf course later combining leftist sentiment with conservative morality I couldn’t see the Mack Truck Barrelling in my direction in the rear view blind spot that was my nonexistent and a little autistic perspicuity But that’s my historyBy the time I read Eliot Rosewater’s story I could still laugh thanks to my then mid teen sister’s youthful giggling presence in my life but it was after my ‘accident’ so Mr Rosewater was for me a bitterly sardonic type of laughSchool of Hard Knocks anyone Just leave your reasoning at the doorThat’s why I was VERY happy today to read my good friend Brian’s review here because he showed me a reason for joy in this book which I thought joyless You see I never knew black humour in my life because like Norman Peale I’ve always tried to see goodness in those around meAnd also just like Eliot Rosewater I was the cynics’ whipping boySo when Brian resurrected Eliot from the depths of my depressive reaction to this novel and showed the outright godliness in Mr Rosewater’s altruistic demeanour I was overjoyedBecause Brian you have rescued Eliot’s reputation for meAnd my warped understanding of this book Which was always threatened by an incipient cloud of despair over my shared fallen humanity As Brian so skilfully shows was never this great author’s intention
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God Bless You Mr Rosewater or Pearls before Swine characters å 7 ´ [Reading] ➽ God Bless You Mr Rosewater or Pearls before Swine By Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Second only to Slaughterhouse Five of Vonnegut's canon in its prominence and influence God Bless You Mr Rosewater 1965 presents 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 corruptionIt 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 b. Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You Mr Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine looks at a man with nearly unlimited money Eliot Rosewater who wants to help the poor but often seems out of touch eccentric or downright insane There is a cartoon strip with this novel’s subtitle Pearls Before Swine Like Vonnegut’s own writing this comic strip offers dark humor crazy characters and lots of social commentary I’m not positive Stephan Pastis the creator took the name of his comic strip from Vonnegut’s title; however it makes for an interesting comparison While Vonnegut doesn’t appear in his novels his alter egos most certainly do Partially based on a fellow writer but also undoubtedly Vonnegut himself one of my favorite characters Kilgore Trout makes his first appearance in a Vonnegut novel Likewise In Pearls Before Swine Stephas Pastis provides commentary in his own appearances Something else worth mentioning Eliot Rosewater’s sporadic attempts to do good don’t offer much of a plot but again like the comic strip his actions are replete with social commentary Maybe could be said about the two but I’ll end the comparison there “In time almost all men and women will become worthless as producers of goods food services and machines as sources of practical ideas in the areas of economics engineering and probably medicine too So—if we can’t find reasons and methods for treasuring human beings because they are human beings then we might as well as has so often been suggested rub them out” “Hello babies Welcome to Earth It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter It’s round and wet and crowded At the outside babies you’ve got about a hundred years here There’s only one rule that I know of babies — ‘God damn it you’ve got to be kind”The dignity of human beings rather than any specific plot is always close to the surface of Vonnegut’s works From his novel Player Piano on Vonnegut has also been prophetic about the direction of automation replacing human beings But he is vehement that people have a value outside of any job or any role they might have in society What’s working against the tendency to value people however is greed exemplified in God Bless You Mr Rosewater by corporations “Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created Honest industrious peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed Thus the American dream turned belly up turned green bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited filled with gas went bang in the noonday sun”God Bless You Mr Rosewater is a solid Vonnegut read And did I mention this was Kilgore Trout’s first appearance in Vonnegut’s work 45 stars