Player Piano

By Kurt Vonnegut

Player Piano

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Player Piano

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Player Piano

Player Piano

342 Pages
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I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

You think I'm insane?" said Finnerty. Apparently he wanted more of a reaction than Paul had given him.
"You're still in touch. I guess that's the test."
"Barely — barely."
"A psychiatrist could help. There's a good man in Albany."
Finnerty shook his head. "He'd pull me back into the center, and I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." He nodded, "Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first.

Those who live by electronics, die by electronics.
Sic semper tyrannis
.

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.

He watched his brother find peace of mind through psychiatry. That’s why he won’t have anything to do with it.
I don’t follow. Isn’t his brother happy?
Utterly and always happy. And my husband says somebody’s just got to be maladjusted; that somebody’s got to be uncomfortable enough to wonder where people are, where they’re going, and why they’re going there.

Sordid things, for the most part, are what make human beings, my father included, move. That's what it is to be human, I'm afraid.

Reviews of Player Piano

Dr. Proteus wavers in a divided loyalty but when the Pittsburgh job is offered him only at the price of his betrayal of Finnerty, his Protean change is completed and he joins forces with the opposition...The automatic checker player that is beaten when crossed wires overheat it, a talking helicop...

"Player Piano" is a less earnest book than either "Caesar's Column" or "The Iron Heel," and a less serious one than "Brave New World," but what Mr. Vonnegut lacks in fervor he more than makes up in fun.

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