Books: Mod Scientist

WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE by Kurt Vonneguf Jr. 298 pages. Del-acorfe. $5.95.

In the preface to this sometimes sentimental, often satirical, collection of short stories and essays, Kurt Vonnegut concludes: "Perhaps it would be helpful to imagine me as the White Rock girl, kneeling on a boulder in a nightgown, either looking for minnows or adoring her own reflection." It is easier to imagine the author of six novels —among them God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and Cat's Cradle—as a zany but moral mod scientist at the controls of a literary time...

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