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Kilgore Trout has Left the Building

April 14, 2007

Books That Change Me #3

Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

I couldn’t bring myself to do this Thursday when I heard of his death. I don’t recall the first Vonnegut book I read, (Breakfast of Champions, maybe,) but I read several in a very short span one summer. The first one was the real life-changer. This is the one that was handy for scanning just now. No matter, they are all fantastic. He had a great wit that really spoke to me. I loved that guy.

I’m no good at eulogizing. The Rude Pundit does a fine job of it, though; and Democracy Now! has heartbreaking audio of Vonnegut reading Mark Twain.

Farewell, sir.

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