Harrison Bergeron - Vonnegut

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by melbo, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I got on a Vonnegut kick this evening and ran across one of my favorite short stories.

    This is just BOING page 1 of 6 and the rest LA LA LA is attached (Just a 6 AHHHHHH page pdf if DING you can BELL-GONG get through CAR-CRASH it)

    Full pdf attached below.

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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    yup .... a man well ahead of his time .... as a youth, i read most of his books and many of his short stories ...
    can anyone recommend a modern contemporary to him ?
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I remember that only because George & Hazel were my parents names....*duh*....Guess I'll have to reread it now... :)
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    This was made into a movie version the ballerinas dancing with sandbag handicaps was pretty good;(i.e. no ballerina could be any more graceful than any other).
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Okay you spurred my renewed interest.... I just placed 2 holds at my local library system (it has nine branches) for his following books; "Armagedon in retrospect"(and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace), and "Look at the birdie"(unpublished short story fiction).
    Also I have never seen the movie "Alice's Restaurant" with Arlo Guthrie.... , I am getting that from them as well.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    My wife was a big Vonnegut fan all through h,.s. I have yet to breach her collection of paperbacks in the basement stacks.Other than "Galapagos" (a future where humans have evolved into seals). Hes got some great titles i.e: Wampeter ,foma and grandfalloons" and "welome to the monkey house", I think "slaughterhouse 5" was his too.
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Slaughter House 5 or The Childrens Crusade was awesome. I'm pretty sure I have every KV published - most in hardcover and a few are signed.

    Great stuff and no, I don't know who can replace him.
  8. Sudden

    Sudden Monkey++

    I started reading Vonnegut with Slaughter House 5. I think my favorite is Cat's Cradle, it was my first end of the world novel. Ice-nine, what a way to go. The tornadoes were my favorite part I have a crystal clear picture of them in my mind.
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