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Novelist Kurt Vonnegut dies

By Karl Schneider     April 12, 2007
Source: AP


Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut passed away Wednesday at the age of 84 from brain injuries suffered in a fall at his home a few weeks ago.

Vonnegut was the author of at least 19 novels, many of them best-sellers, as well as dozens of short stories, essays and plays.  Some of his more famous works were Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle.

For much more information on his life story, you can go here.

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westend 4/12/2007 2:59:26 AM
I didn't even know he was still alive up to this point. I guess he'll be having his Breakfast of Champions in heaven now.
sharpe95th 4/12/2007 3:25:09 AM
Before I went to college I read this guy's books and man, did I ever get bent---but in a good way. I read "Sirens of Titan" waay before I read "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Dude, thanks for the head-trip and hope where you're at, there's an automatic "electrocute poster" key on your laptop for boneheaded comments left on message boards...BZZZZZZZZZK....ACK! Sh*T!!!! Funny, dude, reeeeeal funny.
avihandler 4/12/2007 5:41:13 AM
One of my favorite authors. Rest In Peace.
ponyboy76 4/12/2007 6:37:29 AM
R.I.P. Slaughterhouse V is a great book!
rudewordsmith 4/12/2007 9:01:35 AM
A lot of people compared him to Mark Twain, but he created much better works than Twain ever did. He was my hero, and not to get all soft and what not, but his demise really has be broken up. "He's in Heaven now". That is, of course, the most humorous thing we can say to a humanist like Vonnegut. I just hope he's enjoying the joke, where ever he is.
MIKWOZ 4/12/2007 9:50:05 AM
I Started reading his works last year. Great author and visionary R.I.P. Thanks for the books and a cameo in Back to School!
goatartist 4/12/2007 11:08:16 AM
Galapagos was my favorite. My mother named me after him, and Kurt Russel apparently (haha). He was the man.
braveheart79 4/12/2007 11:38:13 AM
Great writer! He wrote the only book I've evey read that I hated until the last paragraph. Then it all made sense! haha!
killerville 4/12/2007 12:07:42 PM
GODDAMMIT!!!!! America just got a lot dumber and much less interesting. KV was my absolute favorite. RIP, friend.
wessmith1966 4/12/2007 12:42:17 PM
I was lucky enough to meet him in Annville, PA, a few years ago during a screening of "Slaughterhouse-Five" (If you're ever there, make sure you see a film at the Allen Theater!). The man was just a singular intellect and very engaging in conversation. I always thought I was a fairly intelligent, well read person. After talking to him for 10 minutes I realized I didn't know my butt from a beehive, but he never made me feel that way. He was very kind and treated everyone with respect.
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