Friday, April 13, 2007

So Kurt goes

Kurt Vonnegut is dead. The author of Player Piano and Harrison Bergeron and Slaughterhouse Five is dead. Mark for one is not mourning his passing:
Gee, everyone is all boohooing about Vonnegut's death. I guess I might as well be the one to piss in their cornflakes.

Vonnegut was a brilliant author. I read practically everything he wrote. He was fucking brilliant. Then he went and pulled this crap out of his ass lauding suicide bombers ["I regard them as very brave people," said Kurt]

Don't let the door to Hell hit you in the ass on the way in, Kurt.

So it goes.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Winefield said...

Someone told me Kurt had had a stroke. Is this true? If so that might offer an alternate explanation.

4/14/2007 04:56:00 am  
Anonymous Phil (Pacific Empire) said...

Still, I'd rather remember him as the author of Slapstick, Galapagos and Harrison Bergeron, rather than for some dumb comments he made as an old man.

4/14/2007 03:40:00 pm  
Anonymous James said...

The man survived the fire bombing of Dresden as a POW so I reckon he may have known what he was talking about on certain things...

4/14/2007 07:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Robert Winefield said...

Someone told me Kurt had had a stroke. Is this true? If so that might offer an alternate explanation.

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Posted by Robert Winefield to Not PC at 4/14/2007 04:56:07 AM

4/15/2007 10:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Phil (Pacific Empire said...

Still, I'd rather remember him as the author of Slapstick, Galapagos and Harrison Bergeron, rather than for some dumb comments he made as an old man.

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Posted by Phil (Pacific Empire) to Not PC at 4/14/2007 03:40:02 PM

4/15/2007 10:08:00 pm  
Anonymous James said...

The man survived the fire bombing of Dresden as a POW so I reckon he may have known what he was talking about on certain things...

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Posted by James to Not PC at 4/14/2007 07:28:21 PM

4/15/2007 10:09:00 pm  
Blogger Julian said...

I recently read Galapagos. It is very well-written, with some cunning literary devices.

However, I thought it was a malthusian, technophobic environmentalist's wet dream - anti-human and anti-reason, in other words. I wasn't sure whether he was playing devil's advocate, until I read this in the link you posted:

"... our corporations have been the principal deliverers and imposers of new technologies and economic schemes that have wrecked the self-respect, the cultures of men, women and children in so many other societies."

Blech.

4/17/2007 08:36:00 am  

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