Mother Night

Mother Night

Book - 1999
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Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks : Dial, 1999, c1961
ISBN: 9780385334143
0385334141
Characteristics: xiii, 268 p. ; 21 cm

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msemos
Jul 28, 2015

interesting read about a man that did some terrible things that he knew were wrong but apparently for a good reason. so are we what we think or what we say and do?

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 17, 2014

The fictional memoirs of an American awaiting trial in Israel for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to his countrymen from Germany during World War II. Unbeknownst to his accusers, his broadcasts actually contained coded Allied communications as part of the US war effort. What makes this not just another spy novel—filled with plot twists and adventure though it is—is the subtle, sarcastic humour afforded by Vonnegut’s uniquely dry, detached, and simple style of writing.

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Juli420
Jun 16, 2012

THis book is one of those that is hard to put down. A funny, but thought provoking satire, I couldnt help but take away the idea that nothing in this life is as simple as it seems. When we pretend to be someone else, we come dangerously close to loosing who we really are. In the end the only one who can ever really judge us and decide our fate, is ourselves. Truly a great book.

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