So it goes
Just read on the news that Kurt Vonnegut had passed away
. The New York Times has a nice extensive story about the man and his work
I first came across his work while reading High Fidelity. In the book, the main character Rob was talking about how he's read "smart" books like The Unbearable Lightness of Being
and Love in the Time of Cholera
, but he didn't really enjoy those books as much as Kurt Vonnegut novels.
I'd only read a couple of Vonnegut books so far (Slaughterhouse-Five
), and each time I found myself blown away by the experience. That was it, each Vonnegut novel was an experience. You have to be there to get it.