Books That Inspire 2001


 
Cat's Cradle
Kurt Vonnegut


Cat’s Cradle is the ultimate exposition of the uneasy balance between the seemingly pure motives of science and the naively corrupt purposes technocrats, politicians, and militarists apply to the products of science. Vonnegut entices the reader to lace a loop of string between his or her hands and ask “Where is the Cat? Where is the Cradle?”.
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Danny Wallace
Director and Professor School of Library and Information Studies