Literary Giant Dead

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut, author of such novels as Slaughterhouse 5, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Cat's Cradle, has passed away at the age of 84.

6 comments:

Lee said...

I'm ashamed to say I have never read any Vonnegut. Now seems like the perfect time to start.

* (asterisk) said...

I've never read any either, though we nearly bought his latest book a couple of weeks ago. Saw him on that Jon Stewart show once: interesting and smart guy, for sure.

Jocelyn said...

Man. I know I've been in meetings all day when I'm finding this out in Blogland and not off some other news source! I'm a bad English teacher...

What a comlex man he was.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I lived on a steady diet of Vonnegut books as a teenager. I'll have to go back and revisit some of his works. He certainly made an impact.

Sniffy said...

Another great cultural hero, Terry Hall, has also died today. He was 80. He was Known to literally thousands as the man behind Lenny the Lion.

He may well be outlived by the chimp who played Cheetah in the Tarzan films - he is 75 this week.

Gardenia said...

What a true visionary he was.

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