Thursday, April 12, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.

My favorite author died last night. Mr. Kurt Vonnegut jr. died as a result of a brain injury sustained during a fall several weeks ago. He was 84.

A WWII veteran, a former POW of a Dresden slaughterhouse, and an anti-war activist.

He wrote many great novels such as “The Slaughterhouse Five” (based on his own experiences), “Breakfast of Champions”, “The Cat’s Cradle”, and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater”. He was possibly the funniest writer I’ve ever read and made me think of things in a way that I never had before. He had the most amazing to take both complicated and provocative philosophies and break them down so simply that it made you reexamine the way humanity works and he did so with quirky, entertaining stories and colorful characters.

I think that everyone who reads this should look into his works because no matter what your background, you’ll relate to something he has to say and he’ll really make you think.

Wiki him or something.

Here's a better article about him.


Mr. Geiwitz said...

You have intrigued me about this author. I will try some of his work and get back to you.

Ziggy*Blu said...

I read about him and am deeply saddened as well. I really respected his work. :(

Tamra Jennell said...

Well I am in the process of reading Slauterhouse Five and it is so hard to read but he is a great author.

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