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Thursday, April 12, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

I don't read as much fiction as I should.

I read tons of fiction when I attended college, but after I graduated and got more and more into ham radio and computers, I read less fiction and more non-fiction in order to learn about and keep up with technology. However, I usually dropped whatever I was reading whenever there was a release of a new book by Kurt Vonnegut.

By far, Vonnegut is my favorite author. I've read and enjoyed most of his books and I learned something from each one. But, Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday. There will be no new Vonnegut books to read and the world will be worse for it.

1 comment:

  1. "When I think about my own death, I don't console myself with the idea
    that my descendants and my books and all that will live on. Anybody
    with any sense knows that the whole solar system will go up like a
    celluloid collar by-and-by. I honestly believe, though, that we are
    wrong to think that moments go away, never to be seen again. This
    moment and every moment lasts forever."

    -- Kurt Vonnegut Jr., "Reflections on My Own Death", 1972