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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
7:24 pm
guys, help!
i'm looking for one particular quotation by vonnegut, probably from "a man without a country", where he speaks about the slaps for a humanity, 2nd one was the awareness of the fact,  we were not the center of the universe. i was sure it was that book, i've looked it all through recently and haven't found that. needing this for master degree diploma work, going crazy, maybe someone remembers??? thanks anyway
Friday, November 13th, 2009
11:59 pm
Hey all.

I'm not so sure if this is even allowed to go here, so feel free to delete or whatever if it's not. :]

Well! I'm writing a paper for my Composition class on Bokononism! From Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. I'm supposed to say why it is something I should love. (hahaha it's the last paper of the semester, my teacher said we could wing it however we wanted to.)

I pretty much have the paper planned out and mostly written, but I'm just curious as to what the members of this community would want in the paper. :]
Saturday, July 18th, 2009
1:37 pm
New KV book
We all know Kurt Vonnegut is gone. But that's no reason to stop publishing his work, is it?

A new book, titled, Look at the Birdie, consisting of previously unpublished short stories will hit stores on October 20, 2009.

I will have to check it out. I know that it's probably just one way to cash in on KV's fame but I can't help myself. I must read everything that Vonnegut has ever written.

Will you be reading it/buying it?

Current Mood: surprised
Monday, March 24th, 2008
12:37 pm
KV's new book comes out on 04/01/08
To commemorate the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Putnam is releasing a book of unpublished essays, with an introduction by his son Mark Vonnegut. It will be titled Armageddon in Retrospect (retail price $24.95, but amazon is selling it for $16.47, plus a 5% discount for pre-ordering).
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
12:04 am
So It Goes...

Kurt Vonnegut
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
9:38 am
Kurt Vonnegut at wayne state in Detroit Sunday and Monday
Happy Birthday Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut
Jon Davidson
Julanne Jacobs
Brandon Silva
Adam Schrader
Frank Leone
Kristen Parise
Jozefa C.
Kenny K.
Dave W.

Directed by Ryan McGillen
Lights by Neil Koivu
Set by Chris Ameel
Sound by Ryan McGillen

April 8th at 8 o clock and April 9 at 4:30

At the studio theatre in the Basement of the Hilberry on the corner of Cass and Hancock. No cover. I hope to see you all there.
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
3:51 pm
Breakfast of Champions, the movie
How many people here have seen the movie Breakfast of Champions? I just recently watched it and I'm too mixed right now to make firm opinion. There are parts I definitely like and dislike: some of the acting is really good, but feels pushed too far near the end. I definitely felt the characters coming to life, but at the same time I didn't see much development; most are crazy from the start. The ending doesn't feel conclusive at all. I felt lost in the story amidst the insanity of everyone's world.

What do you guys think? Plus, does anybody know what Vonnegut thought of the movie? He has a cameo in the film and watched the film during it's creation, which makes me think he supports it, but was he really happy with it after it they completed it?
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
12:09 pm
Hi everyone!
What do you, guys, think about *Godbless you, Mr. Rosewater*?
It's just that I'm halfway thru it and I can't say that I'm excited about this one.
Maybe, I should drop it and start reading *Breakfast of champions* which i recently bought.
Sunday, January 14th, 2007
2:11 pm
Heads up Detoit Vonnegut fans
Sometime between now and May (the date hasn't been finalized for shows) I will be directing a production of Happy Birthday Wanda June (if you didn't know that is Kurt Vonnegut's play) at the Studio theatre. If you know Detroit but don't know the Theatre it is in the basement of the Hilberry Theatre on Wayne State's campus. It's on the corner of Cass and Hancock. The production will be free (possibly donation for the theatre). Let me know if there is anyone in the area who would be interested in coming and I'll keep you guys posted.
Saturday, November 25th, 2006
3:07 am
Hi! I'm very happy to join this community. May be someone can help me with finding some latest books by Vonnegut. And others in english, since all books I've read were in russian.
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
2:45 am
I've looked through this community and I found it strange that "Galapagos" is not on anybody's favourite list... Why is it so?.. It's just that it's only the third book by Vonnegut that I'm reading (the other two are Cat's Cradle and the Sirens of Titan) and I'm not even halfway through it... Still I enjoy reading it greatly but what worries me is that nobody seems to like it... Maybe, I've chosen the wrong book?..
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
12:20 am
the worst thing is to not be used at all
Hey all!
I'm just updating because I finished Sirens of Titan awhile ago, and Timequake as well. I love Sirens of Titan. I've managed to get my dad obsessed with Vonnegut, and now we fight over the books. This time, when we went to the bookstore, we had to buy 4 of his books so that we wouldn't be constantly taking them away from each other.

I'm currently reading God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, which is proving to be entertaining, and since it is short, I think I'll probably be moving on to Slapstick fairly soon.

So far I have read:

Cat's Cradle
Breakfast of Champions
Welcome to the Monkey House
A Man Without a Country
Sirens of Titan

My dad is reading Bluebeard. We also bought Mother Night. If anyone has any recommendations, or thinks I should read something else before I read Slapstick, please, lemme know, though all of them are good. My favorite is still Cat's Cradle.

Anyway, adios.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
9:41 pm
Vonnegut and Cohen
Nice community you've got here. I just posted a review of Leonard Cohen's The Future over at my blog Mere Words, where I invoke the memory of Slaughterhouse Five. Your comments are welcome. Enjoy.
Saturday, January 14th, 2006
2:17 pm
Kurt's memoirs
for all you Ukers, today's Guardian's review section has an extract from Mr. Vonnegut's soon to be published memoirs (Feb 7th apparently, twas news to me!).

There's nothing on www.guardian.co.uk *yet*, but they do usually post articles like this within a couple of days so keep checking it, well worth a read.
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
1:15 am
I dunno why no one's mentioned it before now; but I recently finished reading 'a man without a country' which was released a few months ago. It's a collection of essays, I enjoyed it a lot, and you should all check it out.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
6:59 pm
Hello. I'm new.
I thank my lucky stars this exists.
Kurt Vonnegut is brilliant.

Dammit, I think I'm going to make a trip to a bookstore and buy another book of his this weekend.

I've read most of his stuff.. my favourite book of his is the Sirens of Titan.

I think that's an odd choice for a favourite. Is it anyone elses too?

Another question:

Does anyone feel that his books are your books? I mean to say that he shares my views on things, is satirical on the same things, etc etc. It's insane.
I swear I could be a copy.

Let me know.. maybe I'm just crazy or maybe it's an effect of his writing.
Friday, November 11th, 2005
10:53 am
Veteran's Day, Armistice Day, and...
Happy Birthday to Kurt Vonnegut!
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
10:41 am
this is a LONG SHOT-

but anyone familliar with his chort story bagambo snuff box...

IF YES-ambitous sophmore, the marching band directors name is george m. helmholtz

i dont know if anyone is into marching band, but George N. Parks, one of the most famous drum majors and currecntly director of umass minuteman marching band

does anyone think that he is refering to him?
Thursday, September 29th, 2005
7:43 pm
We had tortured circles until they coughed up this symbol of their secret lives:
I joined this community because I never got around to joining communities when I created my eljay. I am not as well versed in Vonnegut as some of you are, but so far I have read Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse-five, and Breakfast of Champions. I have loved every one of them and feel that there is something special about each book. I first read Harrison Bergeron in 7th grade and I remembered the story but hadn’t picked up the name of the author till I was reading something online that mentioned Bokononism, so I picked up Cats Cradle, which is now my favorite book.

At this time I am an evacuee from New Orleans, though as soon as I got settled I picked up my latest Vonnegut book, Welcome to the Monkey House. My dad told me it was a good book, which he and badasscatholic had told me about Slaughterhouse-five and they were right, so I bought that instead of Timequake. Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of short stories, some better than others, but most are very entertaining. I’m not very far through it, so I can’t say much about it. Anyway, I love Vonnegut.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
11:37 pm
I'm new here and decided to introduce myself...I'm Emily, I'm 17 and a senior in high school. I first heard about Vonnegut last year, when one of our summer reading books was Slaughterhouse-5. In English class, we read a few of his short stories and I was hooked. I'm writing an 8 page research paper on biographical literary criticism in Mother Night and Breakfast of Champions for English right now. I also have Timequake, Welcome to the Monkey House and Sirens of Titan which I need to read when I finish my research paper.

That's basically it for now, but nice to meet you all. :)
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