Thursday, April 12, 2007

RIP Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)

Well, besides TIGR, Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday as well. So it goes. While many of his later works were rather derivative, one is reminded of the quip about Bob Dylan: "sure, he's derivative nowadays, but the person he's plagiarizing from is his younger self." Certainly both Slaughterhouse Five and Cat's Cradle will stand the test of time, and I'm rather fond of Player Piano and Galapagos as well.

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