The world is about to end, and nobody knows it. Summed up into one sentence, this is the basis of the book Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. This is book is a satire on the state of affairs in the 1960's. At the beginning of the novel, the narrator researches a book he is in the midst of writing. The book is to be about the day the atomic bomb was dropped on
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of his own doings, but man cannot avoid his destruction. The narrator mentions one of the books from the island's religion, "The Fourteenth Book is entitled, "What Can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?" It doesn't take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period. This is it: "Nothing""(199).
Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat's Cradle. New York: Delacorte Press, 1963.