Cat's Cradle (Essential Penguin)

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut "See the Cat? See the Cradle?"

Cat's Cradle is a distillation of every human frailty and stupidity into a deformed caricature that once consumed unfolds into a stunning and painful realism.

Satire in Vonnegut's hands isn't comical or hilarious as some claim it is sneering and savage. I can see why this book would have been banned - it asks the reader to question deeper all those things s/he simply accepts.