Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut - A Short Summary and Review


A short summary of Mother Night:

"Pretending" to write Nazi propaganda, but for a good cause.

My favorite Kurt Vonnegut quote from the book:

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

Is there ever a good reason to do the wrong thing?

Is it possible to atone for the atrocity of Nazism?

My review of Mother Night:


One of the best moral lessons ever.

It's a philosophical must-read.


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