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Old 04-12-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy Novelist Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84

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Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle," died Wednesday. He was 84.
Vonnegut is probably my favourite author. My favourite book of his is Mother Night, with Slaughterhouse Five coming close second. I also have fond memories of reading Sirens of Titan for the first time. Particularly the scene where the priest is doing a countdown of the 10 commandments. That was brilliant!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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I was really interested in finding that your second favorite book is Slaughterhouse Five I have been struggling with it for a few weeks now and can't make head or tail of it, just shows one man's meat is another man's poison and this is certainly mine
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wow, seeing this post come back onto the recent threads made me think Kurt had died twice.

Not fair, .... but so it goes.

I do miss Mr. Vonnegut.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:09 AM   #4
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I remember in one of his essays, Vonnegut commented on the struggles of being a Science Fiction author in the 50's and 60's stating (I paraphrase):
Science Fiction manuscripts are kept in a lower cabinet drawer that agents and publishers occasionally open in order to urinate in them.
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That scared the crap out of me for a minute, I thought I was actually in "Slaughterhouse Five" for a moment there and I'd jumped back in time to that awful day when Kurt died

And so it goes...
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I was really interested in finding that your second favorite book is Slaughterhouse Five I have been struggling with it for a few weeks now and can't make head or tail of it, just shows one man's meat is another man's poison and this is certainly mine
Keith
Wow, a blast from the past. Sorry you're not able to get into Schlachthaus Fünf, Keith. One of my all-time favorites. Now I'm going to have to go dig it out and read it again! ugh, I'll have to read a pbook
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ugh, I'll have to read a pbook
Not....necessarily
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But I already have the pbook. And I'm cheap, er, frugal, so...
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