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Thread: R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut

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    So it goes.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    doesn't everybody?

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    So it goes.

    Last edited by JPaul; 04-12-2007 at 10:09 PM.

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    JP - did you know about this yesterday (wednesday)?

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    I just found out with this thread, mate. I have been doing stuff, so a bit out of touch.

    I'm actually a bit stunned just now.

    As you know Kurt Vonnegut is the reason I read books and I consider him to have been one of the true geniuses. A much overused word.

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    I have to confess I'd not really heard of him until you mentioned him yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    I have to confess I'd not really heard of him until you mentioned him yesterday
    I had totally forgotten referring to him.

    It's actually quite spooky, now you come to mention it.

    I'm taking that as absolute and final proof of coincidence.

    Seriously tho', I can thoroughly recommend his work. The one which changed the way I look at books was "God Bless You Mr Rosewater (or Pearls Before Swine)" however his most famous is probably "Slaughterhouse Five", which is actually the reason I rant agin' the firebombing of Dresden.

    Indeed I posted an homage to him earlier this evening, not knowing he had died. It was when I suggested, to Crabgirl, that Chebus would not actually cook but would write a poem. The homage was when I gave the poem an alternate title.

    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/p-las...7/postcount536

    That was a direct reference to "God Bless You Mr Rosewater (or Pearls Before Swine)" I fully expected no-one to get it. Which reinforced the concept of "Pearls Before Swine".

    I'm wittering now.

    So it goes.

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    Cat's Cradle n breakfast of champions are two of my fave books


    I liked the book (but not the movie) Slaughterhouse Five

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    R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    The words of Douglas Adams

    "Kurt Vonnegut, who I think is absolutely superb. I've read The Sirens of Titan six times now, and it gets better every time. He is an influence, I must own up. Sirens of Titan is just one of those books – you read it through the first time and you think it's very loosely, casually written. You think the fact that everything suddenly makes such good sense at the end is almost accidental. And then you read it a few more times, simultaneously finding out more about writing yourself, and you realise what an absolute tour de force it was, making something as beautifully honed as that appear so casual."

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