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Piano to be a chore which surprised me as this year I have returned to Slaughterhouse Five Jailbird and God Bless You Mr Rosewater and enjoyed all of themI began the year with Vonnegut s recently published Letters and iked it so much that I wanted to go back and revisit some of these novels I read way back in high school Alas Player Piano did not have much to offer me this second time around The story is set in a not so distant dystopian future a society run by managers and engineers where machines and computers have been perfected and attend to much of The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler life s needs Regular folksike you and me unless you happen to be a manager or an engineer Papyrus and Tablet lead mundaneives outside the enclaves of these giants of industry in a way Margaret Atwood created a similar society in her Maddaddam trilogy with Margaret Atwood has a similar society in her Maddaddam trilogy with Compounds populated by elite genengineers while the rest of the population The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham lives in the chaotic pleeblands but their drearyives have been robbed of satisfaction because machines have taken away most of what they have done in the past to find meaning in their A Foxs Love (American Kitsune livesFor a dystopian society the world of Player Piano is a fairly mundane place with no Thought Police or Hunger Games but the effect on the everyday citizen is still soul crushing It s aittle The Provocateur like The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit meets the world of Fahrenheit 451 minus a fire department whose job it is to burn books Interestingly however Vonnegut has written his book before either of those two novels Paul Proteuseads the perfect Trading Christmas life He is head of the Ilium Works married to a beautiful wife and being groomed to take over Pittsburgh humorously in 1952 an author might have seen Pittsburgh as the futureocus of industry and technology But despite having it all Proteus feels Never an outbreak like something is missing and it ishis dissatisfactioneads him regularly to visit Homestead the gritty town on the other side of the river to see how the other half Pride lives and his prettyittle wife just doesn t understand these Men longings he has for breaking out of the mold and doing his own thing Proteus will remind you a bit of Guy Montague and youl probably feel a sense of familiarity with the world of Player Piano Vonnegut isn t the first one to explore these themes and he certainly wasn t the Isotopic Carbon last but after having read so many similar books and watched numerous episodes of The Twilight Zone about similar characters searching for a way out of the grey flannel rat race it all feels rather dreary and dull even if Vonnegut is doing it so much earlier than many of these other authorsAnd thereinies perhaps the best reason to continue reading this book even if it isn t one of Vonnegut s best If anything it can be delved into as a sort of artifact and a pretty interesting one at that It is after all Vonnegut s first novel published just seven years after he is released from a German POW camp He s been to graduate school at the University of Chicago and not done so well there and then he s been to work for GE and experienced firsthand its monotonous bureaucracy and he works all of these threads into the story which introduces many of his themes that he returns to again and again in his The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) later works the worth of the individual in a society that values conformity the role of free will versus determinism an ironic understanding of the absurdity at the core of humanife a concern with progress that fails to take into account the needs of the people it is supposed to be serving and a tremendous Step Out of Your Story love of humanity tempered by the sure understanding that we human beings are hella stoopidBut what s missing from Player Piano is that Vonnegut voice and style that readers have come to expect from him Here in his first novel he goes for ploddinginear narrative third person narration and pedestrian character development three techniues that he abandons over the next ten years There is plenty of black humor at work here but he has yet to embrace his pared down style the digressive randomness and the bleak whimsy that begin to appear in his next Sirens of Titan and which he has mastered ten years The Eyes of the Dead later in Cat s Cradle Nonetheless the reader can see a hint of what is to come inater books especially in the subplot weaving its way through the novel with the comic figure of the Shah of Bratpuhr who is taking a tour of the United States accompanied by a State Department handler He visits Ilium takes a tour of a planned community meets the president and visits the Carlsbad Caverns to view the massive supercomputer EPICAC XIV The Shah drinking heavily from his flask of sacred Rules for a Lady liuor of Sumklish is curious about all the sights of America but calls EPICAC a false god when it can t provide the answer to his riddle and to his handler s consternation keeps referring to the common Americans he meets on his journey as Takaru slavesNo his handler tells him No Takaru Ci ti zen Ahhhhh said the Shah Ci ti zen He grinned happily Takaru citizen Citizen Takaru Andines ike that one right there are proof of why even if this book is a bit of a drag to read Vonnegut is such a great writer and why even his weaker books should be read again and again and againHere s my review for Slaughterhouse Five Bless You Mr Rosewater Jailbird. 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When Kurt Vonnegut does dystopia as he does in his first novel Player Piano you know it s not an empty idea for him to rail against but a way for him and us to work out the implications of a new reality in this case our desire to improve the world with technology In this early dystopian vision set in the near future after WWIII the world is nearly completely automated ike the player piano Society s needs are apparently met Far from bringing about happiness automation only serves to alienate the upper class from the rest of society who no onger have any purpose The plot follows engineer Paul from dissatisfaction with The Kind Of Life Automation kind of automation to outright *REBELLION THIS IS A CHILLING AND *This is a chilling and darkly funny satire of a world in which technology has the upper hand If humanity had purpose it was usurped by the machines Vonnegut s humanism is evident along with an idiosyncratic style which will continue to characterize his work I m ooking forward to reading Vonnegut 425 stars In his first novel published in 1952 Vonnegut envisages a dystopian future where nearly all jobs have been rationalised away by increasing automation But just when things seem most hopeless a saviour appears in the form of a brash uncouth but Odd Man In lovable billionaire who despite having no previous political experience rides a populist wave to become President He immediately expels all illegal immigrants and starts a war against an alliance of Middle Eastern and Asian countries Within months America s downtrodden poor are againeading full meaningful Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale lives as fruit pickers hotel staff prostitutes and cannon fodder and the country enters a new golden age In a world where actuaries in Japan are getting fired by the hundreds because an algorithm now does their job where s utterly creepy house robot Echo can organize yourife and transfer info on your every move to God knows who and where Google has created AIs that Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children live on the Internet and talk to each other in an encryptedanguage so sophisticated that humans can t figure out what they are saying Player Piano is eerily prescientIn fact as someone who works for a major insurance company and who knows just how ridiculously dependent we are on your technology working well and how much we want our employees to be devoted body and soul to the company this book felt disturbingly familiar from the very first pageIn a not so distant future everything has been automatized and machines do all the work nobody starves and the only jobs still available are the ones that can t be replaced by machines and the army But of course a chasm exists between those who do simple manual work and the Man created machines in his own image And man and machine alike were told to worship one deity the CORPORATE PERSONALITYThe 10 Commandments according to the Church Of Corporate Thinking1 Thou shalt believe in one corporation2 Thou shalt have no other corporations beside the one you serve3 Thou shalt honour all traditions and communal behaviours of your corporation4 Thou shalt accept whatever the corporation tells you as truth5 Thou shalt have no other truths except for corporate truth6 Thou shalt Carlyle Marney lie steal and kill to protect your co I just remembered that I did not review Player Piano I did not have the time to do it when I finished the novel one month ago and then I forgot I am not going to write a full review because Iost the momentum but I have a few comments First of all If you never read Kurt Vonnegut I would not start with this one It is very good but I believe it would be better savored by readers that already enjoyed other works by the author This is his first novel and his fragmented writing style and satire is not fully developed The humor is subtle and some of the Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut was his first novel first published in 1952 Early fiction from Vonnegut is told in a straightforward fashion than Vonnegut readers will be accustomed to from his ater works but his imagination and wit are still unmistakable This is a dystopian work describing a United States after a third war where machines have taken the place of 90% of industrial workers Government work available to displaced workers comes from either the Army emasculated and bureaucratic or the reconstitution and reclamation corps the Reeks and the Wrecks a civil organization where workers have military esue occupational titles such as asphalt ayer first class and senior street sweeper Funny and thought provoking this ushered in a ong and prolific career for Vonnegut Disappointed in this one it was underwhelming I hadn t read Vonnegut in a ong time and was excited to read this Unfortunately I found the characters rather unlikable obnoxious one dimensional caricatures while the narrative operated Sacred Landscapes like a chess game in which I could guess most every move before it was made I also found the messaging heavy handed Yeah I agree or ateast am concerned with most of the themes brought up but it was done with a ack of subtlety that grated on meIn terms of the societal and cultural critiue I generally align with many of Vonnegut s positions The critiue encompasses worship of technology efficiency productivity growth meritocracy materialism above all else There is critiue of elites hoarding opportunities classism all. Alternate cover edition ocated hereVonnegut's spins the chilling Powerful and dictatorial corporations that strip away our rights couching it under the guise of freedom and progress the rules away our rights couching it under the guise of freedom and progress the rules rigidity of corporate rights couching it under the guise of freedom and progress the rules and rigidity of corporate and bureaucracy marriage of corporations and police state In this atmosphere the powerful use their moralizing as a cudgel on poorer people the underclass to strip away their humanity sound familiar Warps into a vulgar sort of anti humanism camouflaged by grandiose and caricatured moralizing In this book elites tell themselves they are heroes moral heroes saving the rest of humanity while in actuality most of their actions and motives are self serving and based on consolidating or increasing their power Vonnegut makes commentary on all that The one aspect he doesn t touch on is the environmental aspect and worries from an unrestrained system that cannibalizes everything in sight and for me I see that as one of the most important issues that could ead to global civilizational crisis But it s completely understandable that he doesn t hit this aspect because I don t think it was in the cultural zeitgeist of the times it would take a few decades before this concern would really start to blossom in the cultureThere is a strong critiue of techno utopianism here and that s cool I m fine with that although Vonnegut comes across as pessimistic than me on technology Technology is mere tool it is how humans use and apply it that matters Technology with proper policy and decent thinking can benefit broad swathes of humanity I don t fear machines I don t fear technology but I worry about the humans behind the machines who Girl Reporter leverage these things for their power The uestion is will the powerful keep co opting technology in order to keep funneling and consolidating power and control for themselves further walling themselves off from the rest of society or will we have sensible policy and management of these technologies that allows a diverse range of people to benefit I think we need to work hard to make sure society as a whole benefitsI don t know aot about the Frankfurt School I ve only read a few articles But I wouldn t be surprised if Vonnegut was strongly influenced by their ideas and cultural critiue because his own critiue pretty much mirrors many of their views In their views there is a cultural and spiritual sickness plaguing the modern world with a cult of instrumental reason driving the way is easy to critiue materialism and the cult of materialism Unfortunately I think it is valid there is a spiritual and cultural vacuum and this materialism is filling the void in our culture and our Hunted lives Materialism wouldn t matter as much if we had solid foundations in spirit and culture I do think the pendulum may be starting to swing the other way against hyperconsumerism but it s hard for me to say for sure In the end I just don t think hyperconsumerism is sustainable not just in regards to the environment but not sustainable in the economic societal and cultural aspectsI do appreciate this book for its themes its prescience and its relevance to today s problems Iove Vonnegut in general but Gingerbread Heart like I said in spite of the themes I was disappointed with story telling characters and ideological heavy handedness The themes do pose very important uestions uestions that we will keep struggling to answer in the coming generations The Cybernetic ScriptOne of the most important buteast discussed conseuences of WWII is an ideology It is way of thinking that unites the political eft and right and even transcends the ideologies of Capitalism and Marxism with their apparent conflicts about the nature of human beings and the Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut Player Piano is the first novel of American writer Kurt Vonnegut published in 1952 It depicts a dystopia of automation describing the negative impact it can have on uality of ife The story takes place in a near future society that is almost totally mechanized eliminating the need for human aborers The widespread mechanization creates conflict between the wealthy upper class the engineers and managers who keep society running and the ower class whose skills and purpose in society have been replaced by machines The book uses irony and sentimentality which were to become hallmarks developed further in Vonnegut s Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, later works Player Piano is set in the near future after a third world war While most Americans were fighting overseas the nation s managers and engineers faced a depleted workforce and responded by developing ingenious automated systems that allowed the factories to operate with only a few workers The novel begins ten years after the war when most factory workers have been replaced by machines The bifurcation of the population is represented by the division of Ilium New York into The Homestead where every person not a manager or an engineerives and the other side of the river where all the engineers and the managers A Historical Atlas of Tibet live 2014 1391 431 9786001170539 1395 20 It s been almost thirty years since I read Player Piano and all I had retained from that first read was the name of the main character a faint recollection of the novel s focus on a future world heavily reliant on automation and a vague sense of notiking the book all that much despite Vonnegut being one of my favorite authors I had hoped to The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, like. Ale of  engineer Paul Proteus who must find a way toive  in ,