"Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe". This, the final sentence of 'Hocus Pocus', neatly sums up the book, which is written in Vonnegut's inimitable style, and was first published in 1990, the penultimate novel in the writer's canon. The satirical tale of a Vietnam veteran/college professor/carilloneur is presented as a collation of numerous scraps of writing produced by the central character, and features many of Vonnegut's particular idiosyncrasies (such as using numbers for words - e.g. 1, for one).
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922–2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, 3 short story collections, 5 plays, and 5 works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1969).
Our copy is an uncorrected proof of the UK paperback edition (published Jonathan Cape), and is in fine condition, with no defects apart from a crossed-line scratch on the front cover (which has not pierced the surface).