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Thursday, April 12, 2007

RIP Kurt

As most of you know Kurt Vonnegut died today from a head injury at the age of 84. He joked a few years back that he might sue the tobacco companies because their cigarettes failed to kill him (Vonnegut reportedly smoked Pall Mall cigarettes, unfiltered, which he claimed is a "classy way to commit suicide."). If you haven't read one of his books this is a good time to pick one up. My favorite was Cat's Cradle .


Blogger The Jay said...

I liked the few of his books that I read, especially Galapagos, but I never made it through Cat's Cradle.

Wait, I think it was Player Piano that I didn't like. I looked it up just now, and is Cat's Cradle the one where the guy who figured it out ends up flipping off the sky? I think it is... I liked that one.

But my favorite was Galapagos.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Monticore said...

That's Elenore's favorite too. I haven't read it but maybe I will.

As far as Cat's Cradle goes I don't remember that part. It's been over 10 years since I read it and only remember the chemical Ice 9

6:35 PM  
Blogger Ann Thrope said...

The Daily Show just did a little tribute to Vonnegut. Jon Stewart said the world got a little bit grayer. True that. =\

11:41 PM  
Blogger timidvenus said...

his first one that i read was breakfast of champoins, when i was 14. it was a natural progression from my moms copy of the catcher in the rye i had finished. it was the first time i realized that there were old (imagine that word in italics) books that were good (although when i think about it i had already loved a lot of old books: hobbit, lion witch wardrobe, etc). i think it was my fav by him, but i didnt read one that wasnt enjoyable...

9:40 AM  
Blogger edluv said...

kurt vonnegut is dead like this blog.

*tumbleweed blows by*

8:05 PM  

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