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18 July 2009 @ 01:39 pm
We all know Kurt Vonnegut is gone. But that's no reason to stop publishing his work, is it?

A new book, titled, Look at the Birdie, consisting of previously unpublished short stories will hit stores on October 20, 2009.

I will have to check it out. I know that it's probably just one way to cash in on KV's fame but I can't help myself. I must read everything that Vonnegut has ever written.

Will you be reading it/buying it?
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12 July 2009 @ 09:33 pm
I'm impressed with the committment of those who have tattooed some tribute to Vonnegut on their precious flesh. I doubt if I'll match your pictorial passion, but I do love me some Vonnegut.

The first book for me was Slaughterhouse-Five. I checked it out of the library and read it all one day during Christmas break from school, I think. It was so good, I couldn't put it down.

Next was Breakfast of Champions, also from the library...I may have done a book report on that one.(I was also able to purchase that hardback @ the library book sale when they replaced it.)

By that time I was hooked, so I started buying the paperbacks. The rest is history.

Not sure if I already had that dark sense of humor and gravitated toward his work for that reason, or if his flavor of mirth merely seeped into me and all my laughter sounded like that from then on.

Re-reading him shows me that he really didn't write like anyone else, though I never noticed at the time. I just thought he was funny, and that he was right about a lot of things, so I kept reading.

I've tried to pass him on to as many people as possible. Here's hoping he never goes out of print again.
Current Location: Tralfamadore
Current Music: "Think" by The Rolling Stones
25 May 2008 @ 12:29 am
it's simple, but i dig it :/

24 March 2008 @ 12:35 pm
To commemorate the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Putnam is releasing a book of unpublished essays, with an introduction by his son Mark Vonnegut.

It will be titled Armageddon in Retrospect (retail price $24.95, but amazon is selling it for $16.47, plus a 5% discount for pre-ordering).
15 February 2008 @ 07:23 am
I thought that id share

06 December 2007 @ 04:36 pm

So, my friend just sent this to me, and I'm definitely going to be extra sweet and hope my mommy will get me one!  *crosses fingers* 
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Current Music: Meet Virginia - Train
Happy birthday, Kurt Vonnegut.

Happy Veteran's Day.
Current Music: Kyrie - Requiem - Mozart
19 October 2007 @ 04:51 pm
 "Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe the influence."

I am 100% sure that Mr. Vonnegut should be my subject.

I mean, I'm a better person because of him... hell, the world is a better place because of him.

I just want it to do justice to the concept.

I'll let you know if I can pull it off.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Don't Be Shy - Cat Stevens
06 June 2007 @ 07:15 pm
I figured you lot would find this just as awesome as I did. :)
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I'm curious as to who else has a Vonnegut related tattoo. I've been planning on getting one on my 18th birthday for some time, but I haven't decided what yet. Perhaps just his signature.
But yes. Post your own tattoo if you have one, or pictures of other Vonnegut tattoos. :)
29 April 2007 @ 07:51 pm
So I was reading The Boston Globe today, and there was an excellent write-up about Kurt Vonnegut:
Open Hearted in Fiction and in Life.
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