07 October 2010

Armageddon in Retrospect, by Kurt Vonnegut

I can do no better than Roy Blount, Jr. Click on the title above for a link to his New York Times review of this book.

What I will say is how we love Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and how we cannot stand for him to be dead, and how we would publish his canceled checks if we thought we could.

I agree with Mr. Blount that the very best part of this collection of posthumous publishings is the recounting of KV's experience in Dresden.

And I miss him very much. He died shortly before my father did. The Alplaus Fire House posted memorials to them both.

Here on Earth, by Alice Hoffman

The New York Times said "Heathcliff Redux."

I'll say "lightweight," but understand, this is as much a judgement upon me as the book, because I read the whole thing.