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12 April 2007 Blog Home : April 2007 : Permalink

Kurt Vonnegut RIP

The BBC and others are reporting that author Kurt Vonnegut has died. I haven't read a lot of his work and I definitely haven't read the one everyone had heard of - Slaughterhouse Five - so I'm not sure I can judge his worth as a writer. I do hope that people re-read the one short story of his that really sticks in my mind though - Harrison Bergeron - because it pokes such excellent holes in the dogma of diversity and political correctness, despite havng been written in 1961 when such nutty notions barely existed. The good news is that Harrison Bergeron is available free at the link above to go and read it and then drink a toast in his honnour.

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