Among the 4 or 5 books I started/finished over the past two weeks were two Kurt Vonnegut novels-‘Player Piano’ and ‘Bluebeard’. I liked both but for different reasons. ‘Player Piano’ had an interesting plot/theme about humans being replaced by machines that found myself empathizing with. I preferred the way ‘Bluebeard’ was broken into shorter pieces as Vonnegut jumped between timelines to tell the story. I’m not much of a Vonnegut student outside of his writing but much auto-biography seemed to come out of Bluebeard’s World War 2 sections(as it did in Slaughterhouse-Five).
Multimedia experience – I felt compelled to play my collection of Ornette Coleman CDs while reading Bluebeard.