Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker here since 2008.

Friday, 11 November 2022

Today is the centenary of the birth

of one of the USA's greatest writers,
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.



Wofl said...

"As he became a literary celebrity, and his scepticism toward the Vietnam war made him a countercultural figure, two things happened. First, Vonnegut’s books began to be censored and banned – and even burned, as happened to Slaughterhouse-Five at Drake High School in North Dakota in 1973."

Wofl said...

There are some great reviews on Goodreads:

Alma Kaselis said...

"Give us this day our daily bread. (Oh sure.)
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
(Nobody better trespass against me. I’ll tell you that. I’ll cut you a new you-know-what.)
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are the merciful. (You mean we can’t use torture?)
Blessed are the peacemakers. (Jane Fonda?)
Love your enemies – (Arabs?)
Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. (The hell I can’t! Look at the Reverand Pat Robertson. And he is as happy as a pig in shit.)"