Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Laugh like hell

I haven't read a lot of Kurt Vonnegut obiburaries. Beside Roy's, I hadn't actually read any until I came across this observer piece by George Saunders. If you only have to read one, this is most likely as good as any.

Yes, a Vonnegut day is just what we need. For those of you who haven't read all of his books, drop your preconceptions and get started. My only advice is to read them backwards from Hocus Pocus. Everyone babbles on and on about Slaughterhouse Five. My advice is to not read it just to be contrary. But everything else, go for it.