Friday, April 13, 2007

Vonnegut's death

Well, the man has shoken loose his mortal coil and left us. Or, as PZ says,
Kurt is up in heaven now.

(It's really quite funny if you're a freethinker.)

I have a lot to say about Vonnegut but won't get around to it until the weekend. Short version: he's the most important author I've ever read. His prose wasn't as pretty as Shakespeare's, but his understanding of the world far outpaced the Bard's.

And that's what I'm talking about.

1 comment:

J. K. Jones said...

Vonnegut was a great author. His characters were real. His stories were real. He seemed to make points beyond his fiction almost by accident, and that keeps the stories readable.