This is a fictitious
novel written by the recurring Kurt Vonnegut
character, Kilgore Trout
. I don't know what it's like but it's probably atrocious.
Ahem, well, this was also a real
novel (* *
), written by somebody
using the name Kilgore Trout.
It is full of the purple prose
characteristic of the Trout style of writing, as seen in excerpts in Vonnegut's novels. The main character, The Space Wanderer
, wanders about space, wondering about the Mysteries of the Universe
, and eventually saving the Galaxy.
When I bought this book in a used SF Bookstore
in the late 1980's, I was convinced it was Kurt Vonnegut because the inside cover clearly states:
This novel was not written by Kurt Vonnegut.