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Kurt Vonnegut dead at 84

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Narz, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    http://www.smh.com.au/news/books/slaughterhousefive-author-dies/2007/04/12/1175971238011.html

    The world loses a fine author (well, except for TimeQuake)! :salute:
     
  2. Israelite9191

    Israelite9191 You should be reading

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    A sad day, a very sad day. May G-d let him rest in peace.
     
  3. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    :salute: He will be missed.
     
  4. Leifmk

    Leifmk Deity

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    So it goes.

    :(
     
  5. Till

    Till Adventurer

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    'Art' is not the word i would have used.
    RIP
     
  6. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    So it goes.
     
  7. Maimonides

    Maimonides Emperor

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    The article didn't mention it, but I loved Galapagos.
     
  8. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    He did go kind of loony.... supporting terrorism and all. Nontheless he was a hilarious author, if a little overrated.
     
  9. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    Im pretty fed up by now with hearing about the terrible hardship he suffered in WW2. Boo-Hoo. A few million other people would have happily traded places with him.
     
  10. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    And I was just starting to read his books :(
     
  11. Desmond Hawkins

    Desmond Hawkins Deity

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    My dad was always talking about how good he is. I keep saying I am going to read his books, so perhaps now might be a good time to start.
     
  12. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    POWs have a liscence to whine IMHO.

    Maybe I'll actually read one of his books in memory.
     
  13. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    My favorite short story is "Harrison Bergeron Jr.".

    Vonnegut was one of my favorites.
     
  14. innonimatu

    innonimatu Deity

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    I also think he was a bit overrated, but I enjoyed the two books I read (Slaughterhouse-five and Breakfast of Champions).
    His death was a loss.
     
  15. scipian

    scipian Czar

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    I found out through Google. The little Google sign was made in his honor. First I've heard of him.
     
  16. tomsnowman123

    tomsnowman123 Simple Liver

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    That's too bad. He was certainly an all time great in the literary field.
     
  17. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    I heard about this on the radio.

    I heard Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions were good books.
     
  18. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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  19. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Yep, that was the first phrase that went through my head when I heard the news.
     
  20. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    *sigh*

    So it goes...

    (I don't care how many other people have said it.)
     

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