God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

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What began as a series of ninety-second radio interludes for WNYC, New York City's public radio station, evolved into this provocative collection of thirty odd "interviews, " in which Vonnegut trips down "the blue tunnel to the pearly gates" in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, conducting interviews: with Salvatore Biagini, a retired construction worker who died of a heart attack while rescuing his schnauzer from a pit bull, with John Brown, still smoldering 140 years after his death by hanging, with William Shakespeare, who rubs Vonnegut the wrong way, and with socialist and labor leader Eugene Victor Debs, one of Vonnegut's personal heroes.
Publisher: New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781609802097
1609802098
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: God bless you, Doctor Kevorkian

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ChristchurchLib May 20, 2013

"In this experimental novel, author Kurt Vonnegut and Dr. Kevorkian pair up to facilitate the former's visits to Heaven, where he interviews several of its residents, including William Shakespeare (he and Vonnegut clash), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, James Earl Ray (even murderers end up in Heaven), and Sir Isaac Newton, who takes over the interview in an effort to find out what the blue tunnel that leads to the afterlife is made of. (Vonnegut's fans will appreciate his interview with Kilgore Trout.) Originally read aloud on Manhattan's public radio station, these rewritten pieces veer between unsettling and humourous." May 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=635711

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Mar 06, 2011

More dark humour from one of the masters of the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this book although the title may offend some.

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