4/23/2007 Add a comment

First, Kurt Vonnegut passed away last week and now David Halberstam today. I greatly enjoyed The Powers that Be when I found it on my parents' shelves one summer during college. And I read God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater so long ago I can hardly remember any of the details, except that I wanted to read more Vonnegut. Time to revisit both of these authors...you know, when I'm not reading 10 academic articles a day. So pencil in The Best and Brightest for 2046 and Slaughterhouse-Five for 2047.

Here's a great tribute to Vonnegut, courtesy of the Onion's AV Club. I'm sure similarly superlative things will be written about Halberstam in the coming days and weeks. ben