RIP Kurt Vonnegut

Dead at 84.

I read Slaughterhouse-Five many years ago, and was quite moved by it. I thought it combined reality and imagination with a degree of genius. For some reason, though, I never read any of his other novels– maybe because I feared I would be disappointed.

Politically, his heart was in the Left place. Of course he opposed the Iraq war, which was his right, but the ferocity of his opposition seems to have warped some of his famously humanist beliefs.

So that’s all I have to say about Kurt Vonnegut. Feel free to add your own thoughts.