Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Vonnegut Dead

Just read that Kurt Vonnegut died today.

Feel totally wrecked by this news, somehow. The man was 84, and suffered a bad fall a few weeks ago, apparently. But somehow it doesn't seem right that he is gone.

His work has forever influenced me as a reader, as a writer and as a person.

So, effectively, I guess, that means that he isn't gone.

I read today that he was a POW in Germany when Dresden was firebombed. He and the others took shelter in an underground meat locker -- labelled slaughterhouse five.


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