Wednesday, April 11, 2007

RIP Kurt Vonnegut

Obituary from The NY Times

7 comments:

Tawna Fenske said...

Damn. Just damn. What a great loss.

"Player Piano" is one of my favorite books of all time. I think I'll go grab the disintegrating, 17-year-old copy I've been lugging around with me since high school. Tonight's a good night to revisit it.

We'll miss you, Kurt.

Thanks for passing that along, Jenny.

Tawna

Southern Writer said...

And so he goes. May he rest in peace.

calderwoodbooks said...

My favorite book is 'Slaughterhouse V', and 'Welcome to the Monkey House' is second.
I have his last book, 'A Man without a Country'
It's a terrible loss for humankind when such an outspoken, intelligent person dies.

b. r. stateham said...

If you ever had an inkling for existentialism, Vonnegut was one of the best in twisting your mind around to that way of thinking.

The funny thing is, by today's standards, I doubt if he could have been published.

Nicole Kelly said...

*sigh* So sad.

Ben S. D. said...

Didn't he once give a speech at a graduation ceremony, and the entire speech was, "Remember, wear sunscreen"?

Heh...well, anyway, he was one of my mother's favorite authors. And I kinda liked him, too. ;)

Ben Parris said...

Here's to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., one of my favorite authors of all time. I took a class from him once, and read everything he ever wrote. He was a kind and marvelous man.

His work brightened my life, and that is what life is all about.