Friday, January 18, 2008

So It Goes

I find myself with a little extra time on my hands being sans family while deployed. Rather than blissfully waste the time away parked in front of the television, I decided that I would "expand my horizons" a bit and read a few books that I've been meaning to pick up and never quite had the time for. My friend James is a big Kurt Vonnegut fan and posted a story about going to hear him lecture a few years ago. James planted the seed. I was intrigued.

I checked out Slaughterhouse-Five and read it in three days. I liked his writing style, sort of an open doorway into the string of consciousness of his mind. The story was interesting and a fascinating view of war from someone who actually took part.
I enjoyed it very much.


Chuck said...

Steve - A few years ago, I went through a "Sci Fi that I should have read" phase. I read:
Planet of the Apes
Enders Game (Extremely Good)
Starship Troopers (also, quite good)
Wifey (not really).

James said...

Glad you enjoyed it, though I think my favorite novel of his is "God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater." Chilling to think Vonnegut survived the bombing of Dresden and lived to write about it.