Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vonnegut Novel Question

Kurt Vonnegut once wrote that in a story, "Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water."

My question, for those who have read Vonnegut's "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" is this: What did Elliot Rosewater want?

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Blogger Luke said...

Bummer: I've never read that Vonnegut novel. I saw the title of your post, and got excited hoping to be able to discuss some Vonnegut. I really enjoy his writings, even though their horrible cynical.

Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five are favorites.

I should get back into him.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

And Timequake, I should have mentioned Timequake.


3:28 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Too bad. Our Vonnegut reading has no overlap: I've only read God Bless You, Mr Rosewater. I also have Breakfast of Champions, which I haven't read yet.

Yes, the writings are cynical. I don't know what to call it, but there is a category of fiction which it fits well into (most of which was written between 1950 and 1980).

5:02 PM  

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