Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007)

One of my very favorite authors died yesterday.

Kurt Vonnegut

If you haven’t read any Vonnegut, start with Slaughterhouse-Five (by far his best work) and then go read the rest. Kurt Vonnegut could always make me laugh out loud. He also made me think.

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  1. I love Vonnegut, but would disagree about S-Five. I could barely make it through. I recommend starting with Breakfast of Champions. What a great author he was.

  2. NO!! Not Vonnegut. I’ve been hearing rumors of his death for years. Somehow, it seems appropriate to read about it here first. Wouldn’t he have made a good blogger? He had the perfect voice for it.

  3. You beat me to the post. Damn. Thanks for everything, and RIP, Mr. V.

  4. I was very saddened to read the news report this morning and though I haven’t read a lot of his works, I did enjoy the ones I have read. I must go back and re-read now.

  5. We will miss you. Vonnegut is my favorite author and I have read almost everything he has written. Slaughter House was one of my least favorites. My favorite is Cat’s Cradle.

    Oh, I don’t think he would have been much of a blogger. From what I understand there probably isn’t anyone who hates computers more than he did.

    I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
    Kurt Vonnegut

  6. I was saddened, also. My post today was also a tribute to him.

  7. He was such an inspiration. I always knew I could pick up one of his books if I needed something to laugh and think over. And now there will be no more masterpieces. :(

  8. Not only was he brilliant, but he made the man-perm en vogue long before David Hasselhoff was cruising around in Knight Rider. Would we have had Baywatch without Kurt Vonnegut? I think not.

  9. pnuts mama says:

    we saw this late last night and my husband told me the whole story of slapstick…i remember reading for pleasure. may he rest in peace.

  10. i’m sad.

    i did a small tribute today, too, by putting a passage of his in what is normally the ‘quotes’ section of my page.


  11. One of my favorite authors as well. I recommend Deadeye Dick and Galapagos. Galapagos was my first Vonnegut book, and I was hooked from then on. Farewell sir, you will be missed.

  12. I thought of you when I saw that he died, I know how much he love his work.

  13. He was also one of my favorites. I honestly believe he will be remembered as our generation’s Victor Hugo. I even taught some of his short stories to my 9th graders. They loved them. Heck, they would like anything where a kid trashes a school. He will be missed.

  14. Man. I’m devastated. And to think, I just got my boyfriend to start reading Vonnegut this week.

  15. so, so sad.
    i loved him.

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