Deadeye Dick

By Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN13: 978-0-38-533417-4

Publication Year: 1982

Tags: Absurd, Satire

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

As a child, Rudy Waltz acquires the nickname of “Deadeye Dick” for accidentally killing, through nearly impossible circumstances, a pregnant woman. He lives his life as a “neuter”, having no particular emotional attachments, not even to the part of his life lived in Haiti nor to his hometown of Midland City, Ohio, which during his absence is destroyed by a neutron bomb. The novel, like his life, is viewed through this detachment from empathy with the world. Continue reading “Deadeye Dick”