A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Thursday, April 12, 2007

BP Must Be Sad

The man who created Billy Pilgrim, the adopted name of everyone's favorite Way Left Music Fan over at Empire of the Senseless, has died. Yes, Kurt Vonnegut shuffled off this mortal coil yesterday at the age of 84. As with so many others, his works were revolutionary to me when I first read them in college. And they hold up pretty well, though the second time through they seem just a little preachy-- especially the later books. Unlike BP, I found Timequake tedious to the point where I didn't finish it. But his themes and subjects were universal, and his writing was lyrical and mind-freeing at its best.

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