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A small but brilliant passage from Kurt Vonnegut

So following my post the other day concerning Kurt Vonnegut, I thought I’d share a quick passage with you from his book, Slaughterhouse 5. The moment I first read this I thought it to be a very clever piece of writing; not so much in its construction, vocabulary, &c., but more for the imagination and uplifting (yet poignant) message it holds. 312 more words


"Science fiction was a big help." Kurt Vonnegut-So it goes.

I was trawling through some old notes looking for a specific quote and came across this one from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5. I’m yet to find what I was looking for, but this was pretty good. 110 more words

Passages Of Writing

Just Because It's Famous

There’s a certain pressure in the world of reading. A pressure that anyone who reads often, and likes to give anything a try, will feel. This is the pressure of a famous book. 448 more words


All this happened, more or less: - Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Although it took a long time for films to embrace the anti war message – images of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and even Nicolas Cage taking on whole armies armed only with a machine gun, one clip of seemingly in-expendable rounds and cliched quip about comrades and/or country have become embedded in the Western consciousness – in literature it has a long tradition. 568 more words

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Updates and Musings

A sample of some recent work. Vonnegut among the Tralfamadorians of Slaughterhouse 5.

“Here’s the news: I am going to sue the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company, manufacturers of Pall Mall cigarettes, for a billion bucks!

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