While Mortals Sleep

While Mortals Sleep

Unpublished Short Fiction

Book - 2011
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An anthology of sixteen previously unpublished works includes selections from the iconic writer's early literary career and is complemented by more than a dozen of his original works of art.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION VON
Characteristics: xii, 253 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Nov 05, 2018

While Mortals Sleep is a wonderful novel full of Vonnegut's short stories and early work. It is a good way to get a fundamental understanding of Vonnegut's popular themes as well as his uncommon writing style. If you are a reader who has trouble sitting for copious amounts of time waiting for the chapter to end, this is a good collection for you.

Dec 03, 2015

This was mt first encounter with Kurt Vonnegut and although I have been told they are not his best stories, I found them to be amazing. I can't wait to try his other work.

Nov 28, 2011

A great collection for the Vonnegut fan, but not a reflection of his best work. For those unfamiliar with his work don't start here. Otherwise this is an interesting glimpse into the development of Vonnegut's talent.

LRucchetto Nov 21, 2011

I would agree with Raiiner. However, there is a great deal to be said for the amount of reflection that each of these stories almost demands from the reader. Overall, quite enjoyable.

Jul 26, 2011

Since these were all published post-mortum, I'm not particularly surprised as how they turned out. Still, awesome stories, just not as amazing as "Welcome to the Monkey House".

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Jan 15, 2014

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