Picks and Pans Review: Best Book to Put in a Time Capsule

updated 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. still writes the novels that best portray American life. Jailbird (1979) caught perfectly the paranoia of the Watergate era, and Deadeye Dick (1982) made clear what life—and death—are like in today's nuclear-phobic world.

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