I recently read Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five for the first time just two weeks ago. I'd been meaning to for years, but I finally got around to it in March of this year and I'm glad I read them thinking of the author still full of life and humor in his eighties. As recently as last year he was on the Daily Show, and who could forget his cameo in Rodney Dangerfield's movie, Back to School?
Well, he was a fun, creative thinker and I'm sure he will be missed by those who knew him. For the rest of us, we still have his stories, and I recommend them to any who have never read them. They are unique, accessible, mostly light and fun, but somehow always deep — occasionally mournfully so.
Kurt passed away yesterday. He was 84.