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I braced myself for Slapstick before picking it up. I was told scary things. Was the bracing necessary? Honestly, not really. At the beginning of the story, our protagonist, Dr.

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I braced myself for Slapstick before picking it up. I was told scary things. Was the bracing necessary? Honestly, not really. At the beginning of the story, our protagonist, Dr. Wilbur Daffodil Swain, is never alone. He has his sister, Eliza, and basically no one else.

The Swain twins are so repulsive-looking — three meters tall, with twelve fingers and toes and extra nipples — that their affluent parents hide them away in an abandoned family mansion with only a few servants to attend to their needs. Wilbur and Eliza are supremely intelligent, but only when they work together.

They separate them, sending Eliza to a mental institution and Wilbur to a school for troubled children. Later in life, he runs for President of the United States and plans to use a technique he and Eliza created long ago to give everyone in America a randomly generated middle name and, therefore, a family.

His is Daffodil Sure, he kind of lets Eliza and her fate drift to the back of his mind and focuses instead on his professional life, but I think that initial loneliness never really went away. Ignore the early reviews of it and give it a read.

A little. Heck, no. So far as Slapstick can be boiled down to a cliche, it was just fine. Please Share This.

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Start your review of Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! Write a review Mar 08, J. Sutton rated it really liked it If you can do no good, at least do no harm. Love is where you find it.

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Biography[ edit ] Family and early life[ edit ] Kurt Vonnegut Jr. He was the youngest of three children of Kurt Vonnegut Sr. His older siblings were Bernard born and Alice born Vonnegut was descended from German immigrants who settled in the United States in the midth century; his patrilineal great-grandfather, Clemens Vonnegut of Westphalia , Germany, settled in Indianapolis and founded the Vonnegut Hardware Company. Thus, they did not teach their youngest son German, or introduce him to German literature and traditions, leaving him feeling "ignorant and rootless. So she was as great an influence on me as anybody.

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