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Kurt Vonnegut

Postby Jedi Knightrider 3000 » Wed Sep 04, 2002 9:45 am

kurt vonnegut is THE master satirist and all around crazy person responsible for such famous books as <i>breakfast of champions</i> and of course <i>slaughterhouse 5</i>.

i LOVE vonnegut's work. my favorite book by him is <i>sirens of titan</i> in which he actually gives not THE reason for life, but a darn good reason for living...

books by vonnegut i've read (in the order i remember them...)

slaughterhouse 5
bluebeard
god bless you mr. rosewater
breakfast of champions
timequake
galapagos
sirens of titan
welcome to the monkeyhouse
dead eye dick (dead eye should be one word, but it would get censored into asshole dick... that's pretty funny...)
cat's cradle


that's all i can remember right now. i've read all these since my freshman year of college, when my english professor assigned a paper, and told me that i should right the paper on slaughterhouse 5, because he "thought i would really get it..." well, i did, and never go enough....

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Postby anarky » Wed Sep 04, 2002 1:32 pm

i've read most of them--all are excellent--well, except for timequake--i didn't care for that one but more on that later

my favorite. . . hard to tell--i really like bluebeard and slaughterhouse-five or the children's crusade yadda yadda full title taking another page

i recommend player piano--his first novel--much more linear and plausible than his other works--but still characteristically vonnegut

also read bogambo snuff box--a collection of short stories and essays

however--read cat's cradle next--period

i've never read his son's book, the eden express--i have it though--one day i'll get to it

timequake is not so good--not bad but not as good--apparently he wrote a "last novel" and scrapped it when it was almost done--then he wrote timequake as another "last novel"--which is all fine and good--but stop referring to a novel you never finished and we'll never see--it's just frustrating

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Postby Jedi Knightrider 3000 » Wed Sep 04, 2002 2:10 pm

i read cat's cradle! this is how the world ends... not with a bang, but with a whisper...

i tried player piano. i just couldn't get into the groove on this book. usually i can just feel a vonnegut book. player piano felt more like reading. or something. i don't know, i'll probably try it again some time...

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Postby Bizarro Mabudon » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:38 pm

mE AM UNDERSTANDING HE AM GOOD BUT ME AM NOT KNOW HOW TO READ.

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Postby bIZarRO jJrEasoN » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:32 pm

biZarrO kUrt VonneGuT namEd kilGore trOut. hiM noT am sucCessFul, am nEarly hoMeless buM.

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Postby The Cow » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:55 pm

MOOOOOOOOO!!

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Postby The Goat » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:03 am

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Postby anarky » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:03 am

11/11/22 - 4/11/07

So it goes.

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Postby vynsane » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:14 am

po-te-weet.

my favorite novel of his is "sirens of titan". i have an autographed copy. it's one of my most treasured possessions.
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Postby Slicker » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:01 pm

I heard very little about his passing and it just illustrates a major problem.

They'd rather cover that completely idiotic Imus case instead of praising the life of a literary genius.

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Re: Kurt Vonnegut

Postby Negative Boy » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:25 pm

Man, fuck your punk ass no talent bitch Vonnegut. I've been more riveted by the Sears ad in the sunday paper.
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut

Postby anarky » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:21 pm

Fuck you, NB.

It looks like a new collection of unpublished pieces on war and peace came out today. I'll probably be picking it up in about a week. Costco's got it for $13.99, which I imagine will not be beaten by anyone else.
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut

Postby autochthonous » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:47 pm

I had the privilege of seeing Kurt Vonnegut speak when I was in college. Even then, he was old, but damn, was he an amazing speaker.
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