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11 April 2007 @ 10:04 pm
God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut  
RIP Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007

I haven't read a whole lot of his work, but Slaughterhouse Five and Mother Night were both fantastic.
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Stephen "FPilot" Bierce / 美朝深恬: self-spritefrustratedpilot on April 12th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
There was a great TV commercial, I forget for whom, where a man is searching for a first-edition copy of Slaughterhouse Five, and in the store where he finds it, he meets Mr. Vonnegut.
russ: watchmengoulo on April 12th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
Hm, I was thinking about his work recently. In high school I read a lot of his books: Cat's Cradle (the first one I read, and still the one I remember best), Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan, Welcome to the Monkeyhouse, Mother Night, Breakfast of Champions, and others...

Perhaps indirectly worth mentioning having read is Venus on the Halfshell by Kilgore Trout. :)
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Dansimon_jester on April 13th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Great writer. I've never picked up a work of his that didn't immediately suck me in. Maybe now would be a good time to crack open the copy of "Bluebeard" that's been sitting on my "to read" shelf for heaven only knows how many years . . . .

Oddly enough, I watched Ken Burns's "The Civil War" last week, and was amazed to see his name in the credits as a voice actor. Who knew?