Friday, April 13, 2007

Goodbye, Mr. Vonnegut

I was greeted this morning with the sad news that Kurt Vonnegut died...

Here's the appropriately long article in the NY Times.

3 comments:

Bellezza said...

I've never read Kurt Vonnegut, but of course I've heard much about him. I was sad to read of his death yesterday; the world doesn't want to lose its good writers! Now I need to pick something up that he wrote, but it's too bad I'll be reading it after his death instead of before.

Gentle Reader said...

I feel the same way--it's so sad to lose one of America's writing icons. I haven't read much Vonnegut, but I did read Slaughterhouse Five as a teenager and enjoyed it. I read his short stories in Welcome to the Monkey House later, and liked them, but a lot of critics didn't like the collection as much as his earlier work. The short story "Who Am I This Time" was one of my husband's favorites from that collection, and Jonathan Demme made a poignant little movie adaptation that was shown on PBS, I think. I remember liking the story and the movie :)

LD/Brownie said...

I almost drove into a telephone pole when I heard the news. Made me very sad. As I wrote on my own blog, I've been a fan of his ever since high school, when I had a walk-on role in Welcome to the Monkey House, which dramatized "Harrison Bergeron", "Who are we This Time?" The Euphio Question" and "The Kid Nobody Could Handle." I read a few of his novels, but particularly liked his short stories. It's sad to think that there will never be anymore.