"He was a Merlin among Men of Letters. Open any Kurt Vonnegut book and the words come to life in rapport with the reader like broomsticks enthralled by a book of spells." How did he do it? Through early drafts of projects like Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse 5 and "Harrison Bergeron," sensationally different from the published stories, Gary McMahon peers over the shoulder of a man without a country and an American institution. We get to see the original manuscripts and spend time with the complete works, from Player Piano to Armageddon in Retrospect, including a rare comparison of Vonnegut's journalism with peers like Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe.
Used availability for Gary McMahon's Kurt Vonnegut and the Centrifugal Force of Fate
January 2009 : USA Paperback