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'''<b>A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.<b><i>TheNew York Times Book Review</i></b><br><br></b><i>Galpagos </i>takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galpagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awryand all that is worth saving.<br><br><b>Praise for<i>Galpagos</i></b><br><br>The best Vonnegut novel yet!<b>John Irving</b><br><br> Beautiful . . . provocative, arresting reading.<b><i>USA Today</i></b><i><br><br></i>A satire in the classic tradition . . . a dark vision, a heartfelt warning.<b><i>The Detroit Free Press</i></b><br> <br> Interesting, engaging, sad and yet very funny . . . Vonnegut is still in top form. If he has no prescription for alleviating the pain of the human condition, at least he is a first-rate diagnostician.<b>Susan Isaacs, <i>Newsday</i></b><br> <br> Dark . . . original and funny.<b><i>People</i></b><br> <br> A triumph of style, originality and warped yet consistent logic . . . a condensation, an evolution of Vonneguts entire career, including all the issues and questions he has pursued relentlessly for four decades.<b><i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br> <br> Wild details, wry humor, outrageous characters . . . <i>Galpagos</i>is a comic lament, a sadly ironic vison.<b><i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b><br> <br> A work of high comedy, sadness and imagination.<b><i>The Denver Post</i></b><br> <br> Wacky wit and irreverent imagination . . . and the full range of technical innovations have made [Vonnegut] Americas preeminent experimental novelist.<b><i>The Minneapolis Star and Tribune</i></b>'''