Kurt Vonnegut is a weird dude. This book is all but impossible to fit into a category of literature, but I suppose Science Fiction is as close as you can get. The book is basically the story of a few rather pathetic characters and their meandering lives working toward an intersection. Vonnegut puts himself into the story as the creator of the characters and throughout the story he tells you what is going to happen at the end. I am not sure if there are any real lesson to be learned from this novel, but it certainly makes the reader think about humanity and who really controls our lives.