Tag Archives: Kurt Vonnegut

Banned Books Week, Day 1

Hey there! If you’re reading this, I hope it’s because you either 1) love to read or 2) are curious about what kinds of books get banned/challenged these days or 3) both of the above. This week, I’ll be writing … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy

Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1963), Dell, 191 pp. I was reminded of Cat’s Cradle when a character in a book I was just reading was described as “busy, busy, busy.” Those three words are a Bokononist’s response when he considers “how … Continue reading

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So it goes

Kurt Vonnegut, who died in 2007 and whose cranky persona I try to emulate whenever possible (my friends are not amused), is on my mind these days, so indulge me as I drone on and on about his books. This … Continue reading

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Ocean (Dostoyevski) or Cellophane (Vonnegut)?

Breakfast of Champions (1973), Kurt Vonnegut, 303 pp. I have to start with 2 quotes: A sacred picture of Saint Anthony alone is one vertical, unwavering band of light. If a cockroach were near him, or a cocktail waitress, the picture … Continue reading

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