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kurt vonnegut dies at age 84

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it’s a shame really. in all reality he probably should have died quite some time ago. even he was known for remarking that he was suprised to have lived as long as he had after being a smoker almost his entire life. i’ll confess that i haven’t read much of his work, but you don’t really need to have in order to appreciate his genius. christians might not appreciate the comparison, (even i hesitate to make it) but vonnegut’s fictional stories had a way of making you rethink your own presuppositions about religion, politics, and life in general the same way c.s. lewis did in his nonfiction works, albeit for completely different reasons. you may have had to read his book “slaughterhouse five” in high school, but if haven’t read any of his work, i highly recommend it. the only requirement is a sense of humor and an open mind. i started with “cat’s cradle” and i can honestly say it was one of the better books i’ve read. anyway, it’s just a shame we won’t get anymore wit and insight from one of america’s smarter writers.

if you have no idea who i’m talking about, click here.

in regards to my last post, i’ll put an update of how that week went on here pretty soon. it turned out to be a good week that was very hard, but worth it in a lot of ways. i’ll explain later though

song for the moment: “no cars go” by arcade fire


Written by matt

April 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm

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  1. Nice blog!


    April 16, 2007 at 9:41 am

  2. I hadn’t heard about his death until i read your blog today. He was one of the greatest authors to have ever lived. He was one of those that really made you think. I mean really think! I was addicted to his books in high school. Bummer that he died but he certainly did have a long life.

    mrs. bear

    May 1, 2007 at 8:15 am

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