I went through a Vonnegut phase seveal years ago. His books were all over the uaed stores and I had plenty of books to trade. This is probably more 3 1/2 than 3. But I can name three others of his that I consider definitively better: Player Piano, Mother Night, and Bluebeard. There are a few that are about as good if not slightly better. So this is certainly not where I'd start my Vonnegut explorations.