God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

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In 1998, Kurt Vonnegut was sent to the afterlife by National Public Radio to conduct a series of (fictionalised) interviews. This adventure takes the form of a series of transcripts from these encounters - brief pieces which were originally read on WNYC, Manhattan's public radio station, but have now been revised and rewritten. What begins as a series of 90-second radio interviews evolves into a provocative collection of musings about who and what people live for, featuring a fantastical cast of characters including Shakespeare, Mary Shelley and Isaac Newton.
Publisher: New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781609800734
1609800737
Branch Call Number: FIC/VONNEGUT
Characteristics: 93 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gaiman, Neil
Alternative Title: God bless you, Doctor Kevorkian

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ChristchurchLib May 20, 2013

"In this experimental novel, author Kurt Vonnegut and Dr. Kevorkian pair up to facilitate the former's visits to Heaven, where he interviews several of its residents, including William Shakespeare (he and Vonnegut clash), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, James Earl Ray (even murderers end up in Heaven), and Sir Isaac Newton, who takes over the interview in an effort to find out what the blue tunnel that leads to the afterlife is made of. (Vonnegut's fans will appreciate his interview with Kilgore Trout.) Originally read aloud on Manhattan's public radio station, these rewritten pieces veer between unsettling and humourous." May 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=635711

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Mar 06, 2011

More dark humour from one of the masters of the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this book although the title may offend some.

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