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Old 04-12-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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He was 84. I will never forget reading Slaughterhouse-five.

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops


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Old 04-12-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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Yep, he'll be missed.
My personal favorites:
Slaughterhouse Five
Harrison Bergeron
All the King's Men

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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Oh, man. First Hunter and now Kurt.

Slaughterhouse five and Cats Cradle are must-read. Several other good ones.
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So it goes.

(Someone had to say it.)
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A master of the power of forbidden laughter.
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Here's a nice site with lots of info about him and links to his work, even a taped interview.
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Vonnegut was not at all happy about the current state of affairs in the US. Read an extract from his coming memoirs to get a flavor. Here is a sample:

"But I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened instead is that it was taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d'état imaginable."


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