Re: Writer Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84
- From: seymour <0987654321@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:32:33 GMT
In article <NDvUh.80606$aG1.45823@pd7urf3no>,
really real <reallyreal@xxxxxxx> wrote:
SELECTED VONNEGUT BOOKS
Player Piano (1952)
The Sirens Of Titan (1959)
Cat's Cradle (1963)
Breakfast Of Champions (1973)
Deadeye Dick (1982)
My favourite; BLUEBEARD. I find myself rereading it every few years.
And for me, I never got through Bluebeard, I don't think. Breakfast of
Champions was the last one I think I actually read.
Of the early ones, I thought Sirens of Titan and Slaughterhouse-Five
were the best, and Cat's Cradle, perhaps the most overblown. I also
liked Mother Night a lot, and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, as well as
the short story collection, Welcome to the Monkeyhouse.
Bluebeard; the best summation of the world of art I know of.
Ah, reminiscing, so many lovely books. Don't forget Galapagos and
Vonnegut's books are like bags of potato chips. Each one filled with
little morsels and of course you can't eat just one. Too often I ate the
whole bag at one go.
Like Dylan, perhaps moreso, Vonnegut helped firm up the foundations of
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