"You [the reader] are an experiment by the Creator of the Universe [Vonnegut]. You are the only creature in the entire Universe who has free will. You are the only one who has to figure out what to do next—and why. Everybody else [the characters in the book] is a robot, a machine. [As in real life,] some persons seem to like you, and others seem to hate you... They are simply liking machines and hating machines... It is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn't meant to be reasonable."