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T you're the only people trying to come to terms with the really terrific things which are happening today Money does not drive Mr Rosewater or the corrupt lawyer who tries to shape the Rosewater fortune so much as outrage at the human condition The novel was adapted for a Alan Menken musical The novel is told mostly thru a collection of short stories dealing with Eliot's interactions with the citizens of Rosewater County usually with the last sentence serving as a punch line The antagonist's tale Mushari's is told in a similar short essay fashion The stories reveal different hypocrisies of humankind in a darkly humorous fashio. Once I realized and accepted the fact that I will never completely understand what Kurt Vonnegut writes it became a lot easier for me to read his books My first attempt at reading his work Cat's Cradle resulted in me staring at the page mentally shouting at Kurt Vonnegut What are you even TALKING about Reading Slaughter House Five went slightly better and by the time I read Mr Rosewater I was completely at peace with Vonnegut's maybe this all has deep meaning and maybe I'm just pulling it out of my ass style Confusing possible symbolism aside God Bless You Mr Rosewater is an intriguing look at wealth and charity in America And why lawyers are evil Also I was happy to see that the infamous Kilgore Trout my favorite recurring Vonnegut character made another appearance in the story of Mr Rosewater
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God Bless You Mr Rosewater or Pearls before SwineWith whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship is a desperate impoverished but visionary hack writer who functions for Eliot Rosewater as both conscience and horrid example Rosewater seeking to put his inheritance to some meaningful use his father was an entrepreneur tries to do good within the context of almost illimitable cynicism and corruptionIt is in this novel that Rosewater wanders into a science fiction conference an actual annual event in Milford Pennsylvania and at the motel delivers his famous monologue evoked by science fiction writers and critics for almost half a century None of you can write for sour apples bu. Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You Mr Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine looks at a man with nearly unlimited money Eliot Rosewater who wants to help the poor but often seems out of touch eccentric or downright insane There is a cartoon strip with this novel’s subtitle Pearls Before Swine Like Vonnegut’s own writing this comic strip offers dark humor crazy characters and lots of social commentary I’m not positive Stephan Pastis the creator took the name of his comic strip from Vonnegut’s title; however it makes for an interesting comparison While Vonnegut doesn’t appear in his novels his alter egos most certainly do Partially based on a fellow writer but also undoubtedly Vonnegut himself one of my favorite characters Kilgore Trout makes his first appearance in a Vonnegut novel Likewise In Pearls Before Swine Stephas Pastis provides commentary in his own appearances Something else worth mentioning Eliot Rosewater’s sporadic attempts to do good don’t offer much of a plot but again like the comic strip his actions are replete with social commentary Maybe could be said about the two but I’ll end the comparison there “In time almost all men and women will become worthless as producers of goods food services and machines as sources of practical ideas in the areas of economics engineering and probably medicine too So—if we can’t find reasons and methods for treasuring human beings because they are human beings then we might as well as has so often been suggested rub them out” “Hello babies Welcome to Earth It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter It’s round and wet and crowded At the outside babies you’ve got about a hundred years here There’s only one rule that I know of babies — ‘God damn it you’ve got to be kind”The dignity of human beings rather than any specific plot is always close to the surface of Vonnegut’s works From his novel Player Piano on Vonnegut has also been prophetic about the direction of automation replacing human beings But he is vehement that people have a value outside of any job or any role they might have in society What’s working against the tendency to value people however is greed exemplified in God Bless You Mr Rosewater by corporations “Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created Honest industrious peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed Thus the American dream turned belly up turned green bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited filled with gas went bang in the noonday sun”God Bless You Mr Rosewater is a solid Vonnegut read And did I mention this was Kilgore Trout’s first appearance in Vonnegut’s work 45 stars