So it goes.
According to Wikipedia, he died the same age as Kilgore Trout.
Another great icon gone.
I heard an interview with him about two weeks ago in which he described the experience in Dresden in which he and others were forced to collect the corpses. It is briefly mentioned in the NYTimes article. He apparently tried repeatedly to write about the experience, which ended up becoming Slaughterhouse 5.
He will be missed. His writing was simple and often child-like but dead-on.
I loved Slaughterhouse 5.
Novelist Vonnegut Remembered for His Black Humor
Several interviews and stories.
I often forget about that one, but it is definitely on my top ten list.
Kurt Vonnegut is one of the many authors in respect to whom I've felt the occasional flash of guilt for never having read a single book by.
Which one of his is most accessible and engaging?
I like the movie with Valerie Perrine.
I particularly liked "Cat's Cradle", though I have read most of his output and enjoyed most everything.
"Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were roaring drunk on petroleum. Love, 2006 A.D. -Kurt Vonnegut"
Breakfast of Champions? It has pictures!
Hey, has anyone heard of a book called 'The Psychoanalysis and resultant Cure of Satan by Leo <somebody> J.S.P.S.* (Just Some Poor Schmuck)' - or something like that.
I think it's KV but I'm not sure.
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