RIP Kurt Vonnegut

Dead, at age 84.

He became a bit incomprehensible politically towards the end – not that I didn’t get his point, just that his reasoning always seemed a bit more like “nutty uncle” than “insightful artiste” – but his novels will line the Classics shelves for decades hence.

Perhaps I will take down a Vonnegut from the shelf tonight and read until I drift to sleep…

One Response to “RIP Kurt Vonnegut”

  1. Jon Says:

    Kurt Vonnegut :”Being a humanist means that you try to behave as decently, as honourably, as you can without any expectation of rewards or punishments in an afterlife. When we had a memorial service for Isaac [Asimov] a few years back, I spoke at it and said at one point, ‘Isaac is up in heaven now’. It was the funniest thing I could think of to say to an audience of humanists. Believe me, it worked – I rolled them in the aisles. If I should ever die, god forbid, I hope people will say, ‘Kurt is up in heaven now’. That’s my favourite joke.”

    Kurt is up in Heaven Now.

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