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    Kurt Vonnegut died

    I dont know if there are any other Vonnegut fans out there but this news saddened me. He will always be one of my favorite authors.
    "We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should." - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktulu View Post
    I dont know if there are any other Vonnegut fans out there but this news saddened me. He will always be one of my favorite authors.
    I am a fan. My two favorite works are "Cat's Cradle" and "Sirens of Titan." I absolutely love the ending of "Sirens of Titan." It certainly is sad. I must have missed the news about when he fell a couple weeks ago.

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    That's a tragedy. I'm re-watching his interview on the daily show right now, then I came to the forums and saw this, very sad.
    His Wikipedia biography for anyone who's interested:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut

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    I have always wanted to read his books, but have never gotten around to it. I may stop by the bookstore over the weekend and pick one up.
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    I am huge fan. Favorites are Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle.
    Vonnegut was the optimistic pessimist. Some people see the glass as half full and other see it as half empty... Vonnegut wanted everyone just to get a smaller glass.
    He will be missed.
    So it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahnli View Post
    Vonnegut was the optimistic pessimist. Some people see the glass as half full and other see it as half empty... Vonnegut wanted everyone just to get a smaller glass.
    That's an excellent way of putting it.

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    He will be missed.
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by kahnli View Post
    So it goes.
    Indeed.

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    I was a fan of Vonnegut the person but never got into his books. I tried off and on for 20 years and then gave up. I read all of Slaughterhouse 5 because I had to for school and I read all of Breakfast of Champions (I think) out of sheer willpower and determination. I'm clearly lacking the Vonnegut gene, but I respected him for his off-kilter style and for being a man in an age of drones.
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    Here's a tribute of sorts from a local paper: http://www.ctnow.com/custom/nmm/hart...ty-ha-advocate
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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