Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut's "Guardian of the Person" (short story, non-genre)

I found it a bit lame. Actually, most of it is quite readable, but climax just went over my head. You feel the story is building up to something, & then a dud ending.

I have a feeling it might be a bit more effective for US readers - someone familiar with the cultural nuances in the story involving some family interactions.

Story summary.

A just married young man is driving with his bride to his home town - to take charge of his inheritance & to meet the Uncle who raised him.

Fact sheet.

First published: Kurt Vonnegut's "While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction" (2011).
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut.