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    Default Vonnegut Dead at 84

    For all you 'Linkers that like them pretty words...beatnik writer Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday...looks like he had some kind of brain injury from a fall he took...I read his book Slaughterhouse-Five...it was ok not a huge fan of his writing...I know a lot people think he was as relevant as ever but to me he seems to be speaking to another generation...ie the 50s and 60s...but maybe i'm wrong

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    I loved him in "Back to School" circa 1987

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    He was an incredible writer...I read most of his books and really loved all of them...in fact, my first band was called "Ice 9" an allusion to one of his books.

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    Damn. "Breakfast Of Champions" saved/changed my life at one time.

    R.I.P. Mr. V.
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    Vonnegut was one of my favorite writers. I have read Timequake, Bluebeard, Hocus Pocus, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions, and Bamboo Snuff Box. Timequake being my favorite. Until I had read Cat's Cradle, I never knew where Joe Satriani had gotten the title of Ice-9 for one of his songs.

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    A true modern master. Literature is a far better pool because of him.

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    Great writer. RIP
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    So it goes.

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    One of my favourite writers. RIP Mr. Vonnegut.
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    The Daily Show just did a funny, awesome short "Moment of Zen" tribute to Kurt Vonnegut to close out the show. Catch the repeat if you can!

 

 

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