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Posted: 1/19/2006 1:47:05 PM EDT
I just picked up Timequake for a buck.

Anyone read it?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:52:09 PM EDT
Kurt "guns are tools whose only purpose is to put holes in human beings" Vonnegut?

No thanks.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 2:44:54 PM EDT
Read a good deal of Vonnegut, extremely good author...almost up there with Huxley, but hey Im weird.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 2:56:43 PM EDT
Yup, Cats Cradle, Sirens of Titan, Slaughter house 5
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 2:59:10 PM EDT
In HS I read his stuff but the guy is a fucking coomie Moonbat whacko these days
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 3:01:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:
Kurt "guns are tools whose only purpose is to put holes in human beings" Vonnegut?

No thanks.




You must lead a very sheltered life if you can't read an author because they have a different political viewpoint. For example, Catch 22 (not Vonnegut) is wickedly anti-war but I consider it one of the better works of the 20th century.

To each, their own, I guess.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 3:11:14 PM EDT
He's among my favorite authors, although his stuff from the mid-70s on is a pale reflection of his earlier works. No one blends the absurd and the profound together into multilayered ironies like he does.

And no, I wasn't an English major!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:09:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 11:10:39 AM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
Kurt "guns are tools whose only purpose is to put holes in human beings" Vonnegut?

No thanks.




You must lead a very sheltered life if you can't read an author because they have a different political viewpoint...



As sheltered as I can get it, and I like it that way. I'll see your and raise you a .

The "liberal agenda" is crammed down our throats every day in more ways than I can name. With the exception of assignments specifically required for my degrees, I have consciously chosen not to read things that further it still nor to support such with my hard-earned money. I enjoy reading but I am very discriminating in what I spend my precious time on - I wouldn't purposely choose the writings of a socialist/humanist author any more than I would watch CNN or read the NYT for my news; I wouldn't spend a dime on one of Vonnegut's books any more than I would pay money to see a Michael Moore movie. YMMV, of course.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:15:33 AM EDT
I read one once. I got through it and thought. WTF did I read that drivel. Flame on!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:19:11 AM EDT
Breakfast of Champions is a great book condemming the French style of equality, bringing everyone else down to the level of the weakest or laziest.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:22:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By HardShell:
Kurt "guns are tools whose only purpose is to put holes in human beings" Vonnegut?

No thanks.




You must lead a very sheltered life if you can't read an author because they have a different political viewpoint. For example, Catch 22 (not Vonnegut) is wickedly anti-war but I consider it one of the better works of the 20th century.

To each, their own, I guess.



+1

I have read Slaughter House Five and while it was short I found it to be a very well written and clever book. Its an anti-war novel mixed in with science fiction and though it pales in comparison to my beloved Catch-22 it is still a hell of a book.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:24:45 AM EDT
I read "Dead Eye Dick" and liked it.


Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:28:49 AM EDT
"Welcome to the Monkey House" was one of my favorites.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:36:08 AM EDT
"Hocus Pocus" was fucking hilarious-read it while I was in the Army, and about half my MI company read it was well. In fact, it's the source of my call sign here.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:45:17 AM EDT
"One more thing Vonnegut, you don't know the first thing about yourself...."

Rodney Dangerfiled in "Back to School"
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