Monday, March 2, 2009

Timequake



After roaming around Seattle on Friday afternoon with Hatt Marvey (You would be able to click on his name to be forwarded to his blog, but I can't connect right now...sorry), we found ourselves in Barnes and Noble. With nothing to do, but wait for my cousin to get off work at his office, we walked around aimlessly looking at the thousands upon thousands of books. I found myself in the autobiography section, puzzled about who I should read about. Harvey held some personal feelings against the author of the one book I was into, so I put it down and moved on.

Just about when I was over it, too confussed and overwhelmed to buy a book (which often happens to me when I find myself in a mass book store), Harvey handed me Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut. He said I would be a fool not to enjoy this book. He raved about it for a minute or so and at that point, all I really wanted to do was read, not to think about which book off the shelf to choose from. So it was in perfect timing that I was introduced to Kurt Vonnegut. An author that I now am quite interested and entertained by.

Timequake. At 2:27 P.M. on February 13th of the year 2001, the Universe suffered a crisis in self-confidence. Should it go on expanding indefinitely? What was the point?




Read it, read Vonnegut, be entertained by his witty and blunt humorous remarks and philosophical visions on life. Enjoy it. I did and I think you will, but I won't think you're a fool if you do not.

From Timequake:

"You think the ancient Romans were smart? Look at how dumb their numbers were. One theory of why they declined and fell is that their plumbing was lead. The root of our word plumbing is plumbum, the Latin word for "lead." Lead poisoning makes people stupid and lazy. What's your excuse?

2 comments:

Anna said...

Read Breakfast of Champions (by kurt vonnegut). His drawings are the best

Lonna Starr said...

Hey Michelle!
I love Vonnegut. These are the books I read a million years ago. (You just inspired me to read more of Kurt.;-)
Slaughterhouse-Five (It was made into an awesome movie, ya gotta see it AFTER you read the book.

Cat's Cradle: A Novel, The Sirens of Titan: A Novel, Breakfast of Champions and Mother Night (made into a movie w/Nick Nolte, which I haven't seen).

Have you read any of Dan Brown's books? Now THOSE are truly some of the best books I've ever read.

Love you and grandma says "Hi Michelle, I miss you."