Kurt Vonnegut’s Birthday is today.


Born November, 11, 1922, Kurt Vonnegut would have been 92 today. I’ve probably posted more often about him than any other writer on this blog. Partly because he’s from my home town, partly because I participate in a book club that meets at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, but mostly because he’s just … awesome. Looking back, and in no particular order, here are a few of my favorites…

The Manned Missiles (short story) from 2012

Player Piano (novel) from 2011

Deer in the Works (short story) from 2010

Jailbird (novel) from 2010

Hocus Pocus (novel) from 2012

Basic Training (novella) from 2013

Kurt Vonnegut Letters (letters) from 2012

Bagombo Snuff Box (short story collection) from 2012

Timequake (novel) from 2012

Cat’s Cradle (novel) from 2011

The Lie (short story) from 2010

EPICAC (short story) from 2010

Which of Kurt Vonnegut’s works are your favorites?


  1. Cedar Station said,

    November 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I only read Slaughterhouse-Five this spring, but I’m looking forward to reading more. Mother Night is on my bookshelf somewhere…


    • Jay said,

      November 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Mother Night is great. His short story collection, Welcome to the Monkey House is also a great place to start. Enjoy. 🙂


  2. Dale said,

    November 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I thought Breakfast of Champions was brilliant. I like Mother Night, also. I don’t want Bagombo Snuff Box to end, so I still haven’t finished it.


    • Jay said,

      November 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

      I’ve felt that way about a lot of story collections, Vonnegut’s included.


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