It now seems I must read Cat's Cradle ! This is a book that Kurt is famous for, as well as many others. I started looking into this guy when I read a small 'blog' on Ralph STEADman's web site. Ralph STEADman points out, with some disgust: "Now, Hardly 3 years after his death, some wretched, asinine School Board in a place ominously called Republic, Missouri- has voted to ban Kurt's personal first masterpiece, SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE" Slaughterhouse Five is the shortened title of a book Kurt Wrote about his experiences in World War II. The full title is "Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death, by Kurt Vonnegut, a Fourth-Generation German-American Now Living in Easy Circumstances on Cape Cod [and Smoking Too Much], Who, as an American Infantry Scout Hors de Combat, as a Prisoner of War, Witnessed the Fire Bombing of Dresden, Germany, ‘The Florence of the Elbe,’ a Long Time Ago, and Survived to Tell the Tale. This Is a Novel Somewhat in the Telegraphic Schizophrenic Manner of Tales of the Planet Tralfamadore, Where the Flying Saucers Come From. Peace."
Ralph is quite correctly horrified at the fascist attitude in banning this book.
A lovely quote from Kurt "The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected".
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