So many books, so little time.
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.
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 :)
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.
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