…are: Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (10/10) — A collection of illustrated poems for kids I discovered one night while looking for a bedtime book to read to my niece. (I ordered it for myself the next morning.) I laughed out loud to just about every poem in the book. A clever melding of parables and just silliness. (Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree is another kids book that
I never think to create a draft post and write a few sentences about the latest book I’ve read, which is probably what J-Walk does. My last Books I’ve Read Recently post was in June, 2007, yet I read at least one book a week. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (7/10) This is an epic story that takes place in England in the 1100s, which is fun
Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday. I only read his short stories. UPDATE: Nearly every paper on the planet has published an article about Kurt Vonnegut in the past 24 hours. Here’s one from the Globe and Mail.
Writing allows mediocre people who are patient and industrious to revise their stupidity, to edit themselves into intelligence. —Kurt Vonnegut
Cold Turkey, a cynical article by Kurt Vonnegut: I know now that there is not a chance in hell of America’s becoming humane and reasonable. Because power corrupts us, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power… I was born a human being in 1922 A.D. What does “A.D.” signify? That commemorates an inmate of this lunatic asylum we call Earth who was