Twenty dollars says even — maybe especially — Dale Peck is mourning today.
Perhaps, as he insists repeatedly in Timequake, things will be better when he’s dead; perhaps his followers will stop searching his books for some clue as to how their guru lives, and simply read them. But he seems to doubt it.
- Charles Shields to write VonnegutÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biography, with blessing;
- Vonnegut on censorship, suicide, humor, moralizing, and more;
- Vonnegut on the dangers of reading;
- Vonnegut gives up on signing books with asshole drawings;
- Vonnegut smokes in face of smoking ban;
- Vonnegut and I play poker — in my dreams.
Okay (posted later), here’s more: On BBC Radio 4 today, Alasdair Gray says Slaughterhouse Five, like Heller’s Catch-22, forced the Americans and British to face the Dresden massacre by presenting events as “a form of fantasy that embedded the reality.” Elsewhere, TEV points to an excerpt from Mother Night and James P. Othmer recalls riding in a limousine with Kurt Vonnegut as as a hurricane was bearing down on New York City.