Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Player Piano.

The first novel by Kurt Vonnegut revolved around a man who survives in the world full of dominated supercomputers and machinery all around. His novels reach a close reality along with some other comedy or horror stories. This is the first novel where he aims to create a new reality in his books.

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Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 352

Good reads rating: 3.87 of 5

My rating: 7.8 of 10

Published: 1999

Publisher: The Dial Press

Language: English

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Review and Summary of the Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

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It is a fictional story that revolves around America and its new-age technology after a world war event. Doctor Paul Proteus works at Ilium Works and follows his father’s footsteps because he played a role to establish the company.

The story revolves around the inner pressure of Paul, who sees this idea as the starting of a destructive era for human beings because machines undertake most of the work at the facility. But before he can conspire anything, he lost his wife and his job.

Paul who takes part in a management role receives a high salary at the organisation. After having everything under his feet, he always felt incomplete and something remains out of place. But maybe this was not all he would face when one day he received an offer from his boss to work as a spy. He needs to monitor the company of machines known as Ghost Shirt Society that remains responsible for taking work over from humans. But till that time Paul resigned from his job and work as a farmer.

All these events make Paul feel alone and hopeless, and he wanders from one bar to another. One day he drugged himself, and when he opened his eyes, he realised his surroundings. He noticed that he woke up at the headquarters of the Ghost Shirt Society and received employment as a figurehead because of his father’s popularity.

But this is not the end of the trouble for Paul because of many rebellious events that await him in his life.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Novel The Player Piano

This book provides excellent reading material for persons who also experience difficulties in their lives. The narrative seems to provide individuals with guidance and direction. I rate this book: 7.8 out of 10. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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