Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lost a Great One Yesterday...

I'm not a big reader. In fact, I'm a pretty small reader. I watch too much tv and spend too much time on the computer to get into books much.
But one guy who I am an avid reader of is Kurt Vonnegut.
He died yesterday at age 84.
His writing was usually very unique and entertaining. He lived a pretty full life and his writing involved what he had been thru. I always admired his honesty and ability to get his point across, even if it was that we're all fucked in one way or another.
Anyway, here's my own personal favorites of his work: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Breakfast of Champions, Bluebeard, and Hocus Pocus. Whether or not your into books or not, you can't go wrong with any of them...

RIP

Update - Here's a link to a clip provided by MVB of Vonnegut on the Daily Show from a couple of years ago.

6 comments:

M. Van Buren said...

The asshole asterik is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a book.

Awesome author, just awesome.

BigNasty said...

I have not read any of his stuff, but I will now start

Young James said...

Nasty... I've got the aforementioned books in my stable somewhere... I can hook you up next week along with the trophy from football...

Young James said...

Thanks for providing the link MVB... The asshole asterik is great. We really need to make sure MLB puts the asterik next to Bonds name when he breaks Aaron's record. In fact, maybe that could be a side project I should start when I get a moment.

M. Van Buren said...

Nasty, don't fake the funk. Your ass is illiterate.

BigNasty said...

Jimbo, hook a brother up.. i need a new book to read.. just finished the blind side by michael lewis.. everything you wanted (or didn;t want) to know about the evolution of the Left Tackle.. and a cool story about Michael Oher (ole miss LT).