Vonnegut was a favorite of mine in high school. I haven't read anything of his in a long time, and maybe I'm due to revisit him (the way I'm going, by the time I get through enough books on this blog I'll have to devote a year to revisiting old favorites).
An ex-boyfriend gave me this book, which prompted me to (at the time--about seven years ago) read some more of Vonnegut's novels. While I don't remember much about this one, I can't say I've ever disliked a book by this author.
The famous Kilgore Trout makes an appearance (no, I didn't remember that either, I looked it up).
Each chapter begins with the symbol of the Rosewater Fire Department.