search for books and compare prices
cover image
Deadeye Dick
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback | CD/Spoken Word
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dial Pr
Publication date June 1, 1999
Pages 271
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385334174
ISBN-10 0385334176
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Amazon.com says people who bought this book also bought:
Slapstick | Jailbird | Player Piano | Mother Night | Galápagos | God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater | Bluebeard
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A young boy's life is irrevocably changed when he accidently kills a pregnant woman while playing with one of his father's many rifles
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “The master at his quirky, provocative best.”—Cosmopolitan

Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are.

Praise for Deadeye Dick

“A moving fable . . . Vonnegut, sweet cynic and ugly duckling, continues to write gentle swan songs for our uncivil society.”—Playboy 
 
“A brilliantly unconventional novel . . . a must for all Vonnegut fans.”—Worcester Sunday Telegram
 
“Hits the bull’s-eye . . . dolefully celebrates the randomness of life, treating private and public disasters with a kind of reckless whimsy. . . . You don’t read Kurt Vonnegut for meaning exactly. You read him for the sad-funny attitude of mind, the kind of weirdness that can interpret the world’s weirdness.”—USA Today
 
“Vonnegut is beguiling as ever . . . Incredible plot constructions and inventive language continue to leap from his typewriter . . . the humor is natural and inborn; the insight usually purchased by his characters at painfully high cost. Funny how life turns out. Even funnier how Mr. Vonnegut turns life’s insanities into funny, profound sense. That takes a master’s touch. Mr. Vonnegut still has it.”—Kansas City Star
  
“Playful and imaginative . . . On finishing the novel, the kitchen of your mind is a cleaner and more well-lighted place than it was before.”—Houston Chronicle
 
“Endearing and enchanting . . . a wise and charming book . . . very full of life.”—Glamour

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385281973 Book cover for 9780896214231
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 1983)
9780896214231 | details & prices | 317 pages | List price $12.95
About: Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence.
from Doubleday (September 1, 1982)
9780385281973 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: A young boy's life is irrevocably changed when he accidently kills a pregnant woman while playing with one of his father's many rifles
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385334174 Book cover for 9780440517689
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dial Pr (June 1, 1999)
9780385334174 | details & prices | 271 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A young boy's life is irrevocably changed when he accidently kills a pregnant woman while playing with one of his father's many rifles
Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (January 1, 1996)
9780440117650 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A young boy's life is irrevocably changed when he accidentally kills a pregnant woman while playing with one of his father's many rifles
Reprint edition from Dell Books (November 1, 1983)
9780440517689 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: A young boy's life is irrevocably changed when he accidently kills a pregnant woman while playing with one of his father's many rifles
CD/Spoken Word
With Kurt Vonnegut | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (July 14, 2015)
9781491589175 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $14.99

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.