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“A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“An exuberant, crackling style . . . Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma.”—Life
“His black logic . . . gives us something to laugh about and much to fear.”—The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Vonnegut's spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines.See all Product Description
Classic Vonnegut. You can never go wrong when choosing from his writing.Published 5 months ago by aholman
This is Kurt Vonneguts 1st novel..the pre curser to many to come and one of my favorites...Its kind of 1984 or Brave New World in the sarcastic and witty Vonnegut style..Published 21 months ago by David R. Arden
Book arrived much faster than advertised. Started reading right away. I found it a little difficult to get into, but great idea nonetheless and I look forward to finishing it. Read morePublished on April 29 2013 by David Schwartz
I feel bad for writing this, but I was disappointed with Player Piano. I say this because Vonnegut is, hands down, my favorite writer and one of the first writers I truly took cues... Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2011 by SBuckle
The scenario of Player Piano is just a little unrealistic, when compared to today's reality: yes, computers seem to be taking over much of the work formerly done by humans (or... Read morePublished on April 14 2004 by Kris
This is one of my two favorite Vonnegut books (along with Galapagos), but I disagree with those who have posted the opinion that the true value of the book is Vonnegut's earily... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004
Some books I can plow through in an afternoon, regardless of the number of pages. However, every time I read something by Vonnegut, it becomes so deeply philosophical and... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003 by Tom Roberts
Some books I can plow through in an afternoon, regardless of the number of pages. However, every time I read something by Vonnegut, it becomes so deeply philosophical and... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003 by Barbara Reynoso
His writing style was not fully developed, and the series of events went in order, but for his first novel, Player Piano is a great book about a totalitarian soicety, a revolt... Read morePublished on April 22 2003 by K. Bentley