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2 B R 0 2 B

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Description

It is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in the digest magazine Worlds of If Science Fiction, January 1962, and collected in Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box (1999). The title is pronounced "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. Vonnegut's 1965 novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater describes a story by this name, attributing it to his recurring character Kilgore Trout, [1] although the plot summary given is closer in nature to the eponymous tale from the short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House.

Customer Reviews

The ending was ok, but the rest was great.

I fully expected a twist ending, and didn't get one. It's a great story, but I'm not a huge fan of the ending.

I think short stories really should have endings that twist at the end....gliding you along for the right and making you feel like...whoops! You didn't see that coming!

Anyway...4/5 for me.

Outstanding

One of my favorite short stories of all time. It never gets old and I enjoy it every time I read it.

Disturbing

If you're looking for something to read over lunch or your morning commute this is a great choice. Entertaining and disturbing - it's quintessential Vonnegut.

2 B R 0 2 B
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Jan 01, 2007
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 10 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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