Sorry bout double post. Has anyone read any of Kurt Vonnegut's novels? The man is a genius. His humour, satire, subject matter, the way he keeps you intrigued. Vonnegut is the only author whos books i find fascinating. Slaughterhouse-Five is such an amazing book. I find his analysis of humans incredibly fascinating, his choice of words, his subject matter etc. That book is amazing. Time travel, world war two, an autobigraphy, wit, dry humour all in one. If you havent read it read it. Anyone here read any of his books? Gallapagos is also a great book. He's a scorpio by the way
hi tunes....i have read about 15 kurt vonnegut books....and i absolutely agree with you, i love his humour and the subject matter....my favorite is player piano....it was his first book, if you have not read it i would defintely suggest it! also bluebeard and god bless you, mr. rosewater are great too, oh and palm sunday....there are so many! i haven't read galapagos but i have a copy of the book....i haven't heard great things about it which would never stop me from reading it but i haven't yet....how is galapagos, oh also did you happen to catch his appearance on the daily show with john stewart last year? it was very good! he was so funny.
Hi Sasha, sorry about the late reply. I read Galapagos some years ago now and I struggle to remember much about it, as I only read half of the book. It focused on evolution and on the works of Charles Darwin. I think it was about a group of people stuck on an island and how the evolve as a result of circumstances?? Was it that ?? Sorry about not remembering much but I did enjoy, it was rather slow paced in comparison to Slaughterhouse 5 however. I also watched his appearance on the Daily Show on youtube, and yes he was quite funny, not afraid to share his opinions also. You can relate his humour and wit in person to his books quite easily. Anyway, Im a bit bogged down with reading for uni at the moment, so fiction will have to take a back seat for the meantime. Read my other post on the last fiction book I read, its a suspense/mystery novel by Peter Moore Smith called "Ravelling".
I haven't read "Ravelling", I haven't read any suspense books actually at all. The only one close to the would be "The enchantment of Lily Dahl", it was ok, it was a quick read but i found the characters to be a little bit underdeveloped and the plot was interesting but i guess it just wasn't for me. Right now I am reading "life after death" by depak chopra, i'm enjoying it, it's non-fiction, chopra is a doctor with a very rich religious background and culture and he just writes about his ideas regarding death and what happens and how different cultures view it and maybe coming to terms with life through death, although i am not that far into it yet. as for vonnegut, i really enjoy reading biographical parts of his book, some are in timequake, palm sunday is basically an autobiography, and other parts are just scattered in different books, i can't remember which but he finds this way of describing sad or terrible things with that dark humor of his.