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Thursday, April 12, 2007

RIP Kurt Vonnegut

My Human has been a fan of Kurt Vonnegut for many years. They even shared the same birthdate (although my Human was born 44 years later).

Not everyone appreciates Mr Vonnegut's style of writing as it wasn't really straightforward. But my Human like him a lot. She even has a few style approaches of his in her (and my) writing. Such as using a number to represent a number (2), rather than spell it out (two).

My Human recommends Breakfast of Champions, Hocus Pocus, and Jailbird.

Mr Vonnegut is now among the former pie eaters of the world.


Khady Lynn said...

My human happen to see that on the news. Very sad. But he had a great long life and will always be known for his original thinking and style.


Marley said...

Hi Tubey,

My Mom is a big Vonnegut fan...but her favorite book is Cat's Cradle. I'll never understand her.

KV made people think, and the great thing about the written word is that it will always be accessible to all posterity!

Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Tubey, My person also is a fan of Kurt Vonnegut's. He was the first author she found all on her own when she was in junior high school. In addition to the stories you mentioned, she also liked Slapstick and the short story collection Welcome to the Monkey House.

She did her first major theme paper in high school about him, too.

We gave her a lick and told her that his animals could now finally cross the Bridge with him in tow.