Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Omnibus Prime, Apr 11, 2007.
More at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/11/books/11cnd-vonnegut.html?hp
Shame. Best wishes to his family.
R.I.P. Kurt, you were a brilliant and inspiring writer.
Thanks for all of the great reads.
So it goes.
Man that sucks. He was the commencement speaker last year my University. I really wish I had gone to see him now.
I wonder if Slaughterhouse-Five will be playing on TCM soon because of this?
Aw man...suckin'. Vonnegut's stuff was so fantastic.
I was so happy from seeing my first nba game live and know this...so sad...I read all of his books in one summer...love the guy! I will miss his genius....truly a great artist of our time! R.I.P. Kurt....so it goes...
Somehow, I can't think of a more fitting tribute. Well said.
dont really know abt this guy but the following description makes him sound like eyeballkid XD
"Mr. Vonnegut eschewed traditional structure and punctuation. His books were a mixture of fiction and autobiography, prone to one-sentence paragraphs, exclamation points and italics. Graham Greene called him “one of the most able of living American writers.” Some critics said he had invented a new literary type, infusing the science-fiction form with humor and moral relevance and elevating it to serious literature.
He was also accused of repeating himself, of recycling themes and characters. Some readers found his work incoherent. His harshest critics called him no more than a comic book philosopher, a purveyor of empty aphorisms."
RIP Kurt. And thank you.
A pity, he was a great writer (although I've admittedly read only a few of his books; Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favorite novels of all time, though). My initial reaction was basically the same as Paladin's:
So it goes.
I never knew what to think of his work. His books were entertaining enough to keep me reading (few books due). His humor was sharp, but his endings were always anti-climactic. I always felt things were unresolved.
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