RIP: Kurt Vonnegut

According to the NY Times, Kurt Vonnegut died this week at 84. There was nothing like it when I discovered ” The Sirens of Titan,” a science-fiction novel featuring the Church of God of the Utterly Indifferent in the library when I was 13 (except for the discovery, a few weeks later, of Heinlein’s ” A Stranger in a Stranger Land.”)
Vonnegut’s darkly comic, wildly satiric novels were just the thing for a young dorky teen in a close-in suburb, giving me tools to laugh, mock and understand the status quo–and the emerging counter culture.
Rest in peace, Mr. Vonnegut. So it goes.

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  1. Storey says:

    I think you’ll enjoy this incredibly stirring video tribute to the late Mr. Vonnegut:
    http://digg.com/videos/people/Kurt_Vonnegut_Tribute

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