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Kurt Vonnegut dead at 84
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Posted 4/13/07
Why can't a death not be tragic if the person is old? If my grandmother died, that would be tragic to me. It might not have been sudden, but it still has an impact.

A life goal of meeting him has been crossed off under unfortunate circumstances.

As for those of you who have only read the movies, the books are fantastic and I don't think the films do them total justice. Look into more of his works, not just the popular ones. It was like he wrote 1 very long book. (haha, I've read them all)

So it goes.
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Posted 4/13/07
we just had to read one of his things Berson or something it was like a warped dystopia...Thanks to this thread I knew who he was talking about when he wrote the name on the board lol

and I didn't think he died of old age...but just the fact that hes old it wouldn't be like ZOMG...hes lucky he lived that long...

and of course if your own relative died youd be like ZOMG but if your sensitive I guess itd still be ZOMG but if you don't know a person its like ya ok thats unfortunate but inevitable...for me anyhow...
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Posted 4/13/07
^ His death spells the ultimate end of his future writings. That's what makes it "ZOMG".
Posted 4/13/07
I've read some of his stuff, his writing appeals to me, but I get easily distracted, so I haven't finished many of his books. Poor guy, but it was a good age to go at.
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Posted 4/13/07

catex wrote:

^ His death spells the ultimate end of his future writings. That's what makes it "ZOMG".


*shrugs* sure I guess, he was ok in my opinion just from one story I read...I guess Id be super sad if it was someone I liked...but still 84 dude...its not very pleasant being old...hes prob happier
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Posted 4/14/07
You must read more than one story. I've read them all and I highly suggest it. And as for Catex's comment, I am in total agreement.

My comment about a relative dying was more to show that death can be tragic, even if it was expected.
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Thanks for the info folks on this author. I was curious too as he was given a post-mortem mini-tribute on the Daily Show Thursday in the Moment of Zen.
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trigunkwan wrote:

Thanks for the info folks on this author. I was curious too as he was given a post-mortem mini-tribute on the Daily Show Thursday in the Moment of Zen.


In September '05 he made an appearance there.

Here's the interview for anyone interested: http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=18090
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The top five news articles are about Kurt Vonnegut's death. I'm pleasantly surprised by this; I thought for sure that Anna Nicole's baby's daddy would be all the media felt important enough to talk about.
Posted 4/14/07

Eros wrote:

Bradburys getting up there as well.





When Bradbury had a stroke a little while back, it made me scared. I can't imagine what the world would be without him. But how rude of me to talk about someone else on a great author's thread. :)

I didn't not like Cat's Cradle. I thought it was original and interesting. But I think I was too young at the time to appreciate it.
Posted 7/22/09
Well he reached a nice age must admit that. RIP.
Posted 7/22/09
i have no idea who that is-
Posted 7/22/09 , edited 7/22/09
Dunno why:
1. This thread was digged out NOW
2. Why are so little answers and 90% of them are "Who was it?? Ok it's a pity"


Kurt is one of the best people of XX century and even ever. He wrote tragic but still humerous books which were a mirror of that sick violent century. When I bought #5 I was expecting something more like Remarque about tragedy and stupidity of war but I've got a bizzare adventure from the WWII to Tralfamador planet which shows the nonsense of era perfectly. I'm also sure Kubrick was inspired by this when he made Strangelove.

Breakfast of champions is a mad piece of art and Sirens of Titan is another great parody of our rotten leaders and citizens which hides under mask of science-fiction comedy.

In the Rolling Stone interview Kurt said he wanted to die coz of sickness of the world, it's wars and oil madness and he died in a half of year so I just want to say he's gone because he wanted to and we shouldn't cry like children because we not only have his pictures or something but we have his treasures and we can read them every day thinking "Thanks Universe we had such a man"


PS I usuallly don't write such sentimental posts but that's my favourite man, people.
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Posted 7/22/09
Oh woe was me.
His writings made me laugh at how pitiable we really are.

But it's kind of late to dig this up again. He's been dead for over 2 years.
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CHEER!! x2
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