Monday, December 7, 2009

Quote from Vonnegut

I'm currently reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I've never read any Vonnegut. It is a new and somewhat strange experience. I took up the reading because my son, Jeremy, has to read this book for his HS English class. I don't read everything my kids have to read for school, but I do try to at least read a sampling. It gives me a launching off point for some commonality for conversation during these foreign teenage years.

I'm withholding judgment on the book as a whole. It is strange, is all I will say at this point. But Mr. Vonnegut does have a knack for metaphor. Here is one that appealed to me.
"Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why."


J. Jacobsen said...

He was the author and this was the short story I was telling you about during your visit this summer. The story demonstrates the absurdity of that politically-correct requirement of "equality."

theMom said...

Thanks Jesse.

I cut and pasted the story into a text file and printed it up to read later. When I try to read anything of length on the computer, I feel like I have some sort of little noise going off in my head every few minutes...

Was Vonnegut one of the authors of whom you have the entire collection upon your bookshelves?