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So it goes.
I saw this a little while ago on the MSNBC site, and all I can say is:
What a fucking bummer.
Vonnegut, him I’ll mourn.
Cheerio, Kurt. You were one of the very, very best.
One of my heroes. His books are like a life raft for the disaffected.
P.S. as of 9:02am EDT Slaughterhouse-Five was up to #56 on Amazon’s top sellers. I guess that Courtney Cox in that show Dirt was right: “nothing sells like death.”
I love Vonnegut. He was one of the few authors my high school friends and I considered “cool”. We used to pass around his novels.
From the NYT News Service obit:
“[Kurt Vonnegut] was also accused of repeating himself, of recycling themes and characters. Some readers found his work incoherent. His harshest critics called him no more than a comic book philosopher, a purveyor of empty aphorisms.”
Sigh. And so it goes…
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