Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84

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  1. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    More at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/11/books/11cnd-vonnegut.html?hp
     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Shame. Best wishes to his family.
     
  3. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    R.I.P. Kurt, you were a brilliant and inspiring writer.

    Thanks for all of the great reads.
     
  4. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    So it goes.
     
  5. chocula78

    chocula78 Satellite Systems Engr TFW2005 Supporter

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    Man that sucks. He was the commencement speaker last year my University. I really wish I had gone to see him now.
     
  6. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wonder if Slaughterhouse-Five will be playing on TCM soon because of this?
     
  7. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Aw man...suckin'. Vonnegut's stuff was so fantastic.
     
  8. eyeballkid

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    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...
     
  9. Rabbit

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    Somehow, I can't think of a more fitting tribute. Well said. :) 
     
  10. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    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."
     
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  12. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    RIP Kurt. And thank you.
     
  14. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    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.
     
  15. funkatron101

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    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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