Thursday, 12 April 2007

Kurt Vonnegut Jnr has become Tralfamadorian in time


So it goes.

Read some of the shorter books if you haven't, they're full of things. I'd go for Cat's Cradle, and Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

Hi ho.

I was thinking about why I like him in the bath this morning, while reading some Basil Boothroyd (a writer who I think is now largely forgotten, who specialised in a kind of elegant Wodehousian description of domestic mishap).
It's the rhythm of the prose and the gaps for you to fill, I think- a mastery of editing, suggestion and construction, as American as Basil Boothroyd was English, he created a voice and you trusted it.

You shouldn't really read in the bath, you know. I only do it because it's nice.

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