Vonnegut’s novels belong to a genre all of their own: scathing satires bathed in warmth and flippancy, despairing at the human condition but not completely giving up on it. This one is a Douglas-Adams-esque end-of-the-world farce, a whimsical but pointed tale of a doomed cruise and the unlikely salvation of humanity.
‘Galápagos’ takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race.
In this inimitable novel, America’ s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all that is worth saving.