I Love Kurt Vonnegut

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    So It Goes...

    We had to read Slaughterhouse Five in our high school literature course, and it changed my view of what books and writing can do to help the human mind and soul evolve. After that, I read everything of Vonnegut's that I could get my hands on. Absolutely loved Breakfast of...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    Breakfast of Champions

      When I was in high school, I noticed a girlfriend of mine reading this old beat-up looking, orange hardcover book. She left the room & I picked it up. After flipping through & laughing at some of the illustrations and the few words I had had time to quickly read...
    Kinzah Kinzah
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2009

    Yeah

    i read a lot of his -- but it was a while ago now i cant remember them all help me
    gggrrrttt gggrrrttt
    41-45
    Apr 13, 2011

    My Favorite Author.

    I read a lot. I usually read between 4-6 books a week mostly non-fiction. The reason I don't read much fiction anymore is because Mr. Vonnegut set the bar too high. Even his less than successful books (I'm looking at you, Galapagos and Slapstick) are better than most other author...
    bvb1123 bvb1123
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 30, 2010

    See The Cat? See The Cradle?

    I loved Cat's Cradle. So realistic.So funny. So ironic. So non-conventional. So eye-opening. So original. So simple. So amazing. :) I love how Bokononism is a parody on all the world's religions. Just a set of lies. I love ice-nine. The impossible materialized. I love the funny...
    funereal1134 funereal1134
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    I sometimes wondered what the use of any of the

    arts was. The best thing I could come up with was what I call the canary in the coal mine theory of the arts...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2014

    Thank You, Kurt!!

    vonnegut is one of my favorite authors of all time!! it's hard to pick a favorite in terms of his work, but i'de probably have to say 1)breakfast of champions  and 2) the sirens of titan. on the other hand, i never read anything by vonnegut without loving it.  the...
    natasha9 natasha9
    36-40, F
    Sep 30, 2008

    Welcome to the Monkey House

    Monkey House was the first book of his I read.  "Report on the Barnhouse Effect" was the first story of his I ever read.  It just grabbed my imagination and caused a part of my brain to come alive. Sad that he's gone, but he left one hell of a legacy in...
    failedexperiment failedexperiment
    31-35, M
    Jun 6, 2009

    Slapstick

    Is one of my favorite books. Kurt Vonnegut is so easy and fun to read! All of his books are so fun and amusing! But they also are more depthful than that... I used to think I would marry him, even though he was married, and dead.
    Requiro Requiro
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2013

    I Cried When Vonnegut Died

    Growing up, I would constantly find "Sirens of Titan" placed on my desk, my bed, hidden in my pile of books to read, and some times just sitting on the kitchen table when I went out for breakfast. My dad was doing it from about the time I was 12. And like the moron I...
    rockstarjoker rockstarjoker
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

    Started with Slaughterhouse 9.

    Cats cradle remains my favorite.
    jjwonder jjwonder
    36-40, M
    Dec 31, 2013

    Can't Get Enough

    I hate to admit this, but I only discovered Vonnegut about 1 and 1/2 years ago.  But once I did, I couldn't get enough.  He has an amazing wit, a subtle, absurd sense of humor and an incredible writing style.  And though I absolutely love this novels, I think I...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    Only read Slaughterhouse Five,

    but look forward to encountering his work in the future!
    EgoSumProdigiosum EgoSumProdigiosum
    16-17, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    I Love This Man.

    I love KV. His writing has done more to shape my world view than any other individual. I often make Vonnegut references in everyday conversation. Most of the time, these references go unnoticed, but once in a while, I get to share a moment with another fan. Two of my most valued...
    alh75 alh75
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2010

    I Fell In Love With An Eighty-something Dead Man

    I'm too late. I'm so terribly young. At eighteen years old, I've found Kurt too late. I will never read his words as he breathes on this planet. But I will read his words. I've been a fan for a few years, and I'm ravenously eating my way through his works. I just read "A Man...
    savetherainforest savetherainforest
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 31, 2011
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