A diabolical government asserts control by eliminating orgasms from sex in the title story of Welcome to the Monkey House setting the tone for a collection shot through with Vonnegut's acrid wit, and his bewilderment at the corruption of humanity. From riffs on country music, George Bush, and his mother s midnight mania, to a bittersweet tribute to a dead friend, Palm Sunday demonstrates why Kurt Vonnegut is equally well known as an essayist and commentator as he is a novelist. This caustic, funny and poignant collection resonates with Vonnegut s singular voice.
"Vonnegut's sharp wit and intellect are tempered but not blunted by his honesty and humanity" * Independent * "These taut, concise stories show us the roots of a great Rube Goldberg literary career" * Los Angeles Times * "Wonderfully wicked" * Washington Post * "Twisted, funny, sci-fi and high-concept. It's a great, great book" -- Rebecca Romijin-Stamos * Independent * "A brilliant wacky ideas-monger" * Observer *