17 Aug 2004

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus, Kurt Vonnegut

I did a project comparing this to The Diviners, and one thing I remember emphasising was how the timeline in Hocus Pocus straddles both the near past and the near future. It starts some 20 years before the book was written, and ends some 20 years after. I thought that was a mark of the author's confidence.

I think it was quite good, though I don't remember what it was about, and its memory makes me want to read more Vonneguts.