Monday, August 18, 2008

Kurt Vonnegut

I am reading A Slaughterhouse Five and am finding some real rough edges to war in all times and places. It is unusual to write in a way that depends on the mind to conjure up setting while telling hard facts. I am impressed with the realism but I lose myself in the timeline shifting Vonnegut uses to tell the storyline. You may see a pattern that resonates similarly if you read any of the books by C.S. Lewis. I feel a wave is taking me away and control is entirely left to the author. I can read this with background noise or at a LOUD concert. So far, I am enjoying it.