Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:37 pm

Volante wrote:
davey wrote:Two surprises from this game -
3 college students don't know National Merit Scholarships?
On the Harvard list, Breakfast of Champions is no. 3 (!) and Cat's Cradle no. 39 but Slaughterhouse 5 is nowhere to be found...? billy pilgrim, where are you?
I've never felt Slaugherhouse 5 deserves the position it has. Breakfast of Champions, Cat's Cradle, Mother Night, Player Piano, Sirens of Titan and Welcome to the Monkey House (yes, it's a collection of short stories) I all preferred over S5.
I haven't read Breakfast of Champions in decades but my memory is that it's a very peculiar book that you have to be familiar with Vonnegut's earlier work to really appreciate...Its placement seems awfully high...not that there's any criteria I can find on the site for this list.

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Re: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:30 pm

davey wrote:Two surprises from this game -
3 college students don't know National Merit Scholarships?
On the Harvard list, Breakfast of Champions is no. 3 (!) and Cat's Cradle no. 39 but Slaughterhouse 5 is nowhere to be found...? billy pilgrim, where are you?
You have to wait till 2018 when he shows up on the archived list from 1993.

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