Listen: Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time

Kurt Vonnegut

"When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in bad condition in that particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say waht the Tralfamadorians say about dead people which is 'So it goes'."
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
The fact is, I'm heartbroken. The copy I hold of Breakfast of Champions, handed to me when I was 14, bears the inscription of an ex-husband to his ex-wife (a woman who in turn would wreck havoc on my family).
I hate her for everything except for the fact that she turned me onto Kurt Vonnegut.

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  1. Me too. I feel like curling up and re-reading all his books right now.We named the servers at Pyra after Vonnegut. We had ice-nine and granfalloon. (And more I can't recall I believe.) Granfalloon was my desktop at first, and when it was pushed into server duty, I replaced it with a laptop. It was named "lilfalloon." I still love that name to this day.

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