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Author Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84 - April 12, 2007, 09:51 AM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070412/.../obit_vonnegut


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April 12, 2007, 09:55 AM

Read this last night... one of my fav writers.


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April 12, 2007, 09:56 AM

RIP. I read a lot of his books and liked them all. Probably the first "serious" author I read.

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April 12, 2007, 09:58 AM

Nasty shock when I read the paper this morning.

I'll miss him for sure. Thankfully we've got a huge selection of works to re-read and re-read again.

RIP, my best to his family and friends.


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April 12, 2007, 10:00 AM

In his novels, Vonnegut's heroes are unexceptional characters. The author's popularity can be linked to his use of ordinary people whose frustrations force them to work together to correct the ills of their society. He saw personal satisfaction as inconceivable in a fragmented world. Vonnegut pleaded, in his surreal way, for an end to the hierarchies of religion, status, money and intelligence that he said divide people and make them adversaries.

Author Kurt Vonnegut became a hero of his culture, because he celebrated human vulnerabilities - something we all can understand. Kurt Vonnegut died Wednesday, at age 84


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April 12, 2007, 10:04 AM

RIP, one of my favorite authors of all time.
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"We probably could have saved ourselves, but we were too damned lazy to try very hard ... and too damn cheap," he once suggested carving into a wall on the Grand Canyon, as a message for flying-saucer creatures.


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April 12, 2007, 10:06 AM

For those that aren't into reading they also made a move of one of his books which is pretty good.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117093/

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April 12, 2007, 10:13 AM

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April 12, 2007, 02:51 PM

thank god

no more of his pseudointellectual garbage
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