Welcome to the Monkey House

Welcome to the Monkey House

A Collection of Short Works

Book - 1998
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"[Kurt Vonnegut] strips the flesh from bone and makes you laugh while he does it. . . . There are twenty-five stories here, and each hits a nerve ending."-- The Charlotte Observer

Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly , these superb stories share Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.

Includes the following stories:

"Where I Live"
"Harrison Bergeron"
"Who Am I This Time?"
"Welcome to the Monkey House"
"Long Walk to Forever"
"The Foster Portfolio"
"Miss Temptation"
"All the King's Horses"
"Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog"
"New Dictionary"
"Next Door"
"More Stately Mansions"
"The Hyannis Port Story"
"Report on the Barnhouse Effect"
"The Euphio Question"
"Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son"
"Deer in the Works"
"The Lie"
"Unready to Wear"
"The Kid Nobody Could Handle"
"The Manned Missiles"
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1998, c1968
ISBN: 9780385333504
Characteristics: xvi, 331 p. ; 21 cm


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May 25, 2017

I especially liked the story "The Barnhouse Effect."

Aug 09, 2015

some humorous and some unusual with a couple of misses well worth reading

Alan Davies
Sep 16, 2014

My favourite collection of short stories, not just of Kurt Vonnegut's. He writes with a clarity that transcends the "science fiction" pigeonhole that his writing was usually put into.


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