“Jesus–if Kilgore Trout could only write!” Rosewater exclaimed. He had a point: Kilgore Trout’s unpopularity was deserved. His prose was frightful. Only his ideas were good.”
-Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
The Goodreads recommendation tab kept insisting that fans of this book would also enjoy a series of stories by Kurt Vonnegut, so I thought it appropriate to sum up this novel with a Vonnegut quotation.
Do Not Resurrect provides some very interesting premises but it reads as a Coles Notes summary of itself. There are ideas there, but they are told, not demonstrated, and while those ideas might prove very interesting to some, I’m not entirely sure that they need a prose fiction story to accompany them. If you’ve read Atlas Shrugged, you’ve encountered the infamous “John Galt Speech”: