Any Vonnegut fans here?

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  1. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    My buddy gave me this last night and I started reading it

    It's good :woot:


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    is Obama in da house?
     
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    face palm Well-Known Member

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    was that racist?
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Fuck yes!

    I have a couple of signed first editions in my book collection.

    ...and I made this for beatlejews (its legit and its currently getting a nicer frame)...

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    Flunk me?

    Flunk him!
     
  7. zhukov

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    Sirens of Titan

    Cat's Cradle

    God Bless You Mr. Rosewater

    Slaughterhouse 5

    Just don't read em back to back or you'll go nuts
     
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    Kept me sane all through high school.
     
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    I'll trade you some premium kielbasa for that
     
  10. doughhead63

    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    Kurt was the man
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    I started Vonnegut in this order and I thought it was a perfect way of mapping his universe...

    Breakfast of Champions

    Cat's Cradle

    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    Slaughterhouse Five

    etc...

    Its not for sale, sorry. :)
     
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    That was required reading for high school freshmen.
     
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    I heard a great interview on the Diane Rehm show with his son. Really interesting characters those two.
     
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    SO not the perfect way but whatevs
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    It was for me, so that's all that matters I suppose.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler VIP

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    I took an English course in college about Vonnegut. On the first day the prof said we are going to read Vonnegut but for only half the course. You won't be able to take him for the entire semester he will drive you crazy. And he was right after eight weeks I had had enough. Thank you Philip Roth.
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    You studied Roth after Vonnegut? I've never been a fan of Roth, but I know he's striking to a lot of people.

    After I read "Breakfast of Champions", I read his stuff back to back for a few months afterwards.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler VIP

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    yep and a couple others I can't remember

    what I do remember was being glad Vonnegut was over...I think we read six or seven in a row...really depressing
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    I understand that.

    I only briefly attended college after high school. I was in a Literature course that went towards my college credits when I was in high school, but we studied many different authors.

    My only immersion into particular ones were strictly autodidact.
     
  20. Mark Mayonnaise

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    All I read so far was Harrison Bergeron, on my friend's recommendation

    It was awesome and I can't wait to read more :cheer: