What are your favorite novels or stories by Kurt Vonnegut?
I'm going to say Slaughter House Five, The Sirens of Titan, and Cats Cradle. Vonnegut also had two letters that have been published that were also interesting: one was to his parents saying that he survived the war, the other was to a school that was trying to ban his books. Those letters are also two of my favorite things he wrote, even though they don't fall under the category of stories or novels.
I've only read "Slaughter House Five," but enjoyed it very much; I liked the movie version of the novel as well!
I like everything he wrote, but my favourites are Sirens of Titan and Breakfast of Champions.
One thing Vonnegut wrote that's stayed with me is a piece of advice on writing. He said you have to be ruthless in cutting out sentences and passages that don't fit your narrative - even if they're the best thing you ever wrote, you have to be prepared to let them go.
An appropriate question given that next week is Banned Books week! This is a toss up for me between Slaughter House Five and Cats Cradle.
Cat's Cradle is great. Mother Night is really great.
Slaughterhouse Five, though, is probably my favorite novel ever. I even got "Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Hurt" tattooed on my back last year.
thanks for the Vonnegut post. :-)
by Motown2Chitown7 years ago
Most of us are avid readers, I'd assume. I'd like to give some time to what novels and books have affected you dramatically in some way - such as prompting you to change your life or just opening your mind to a...
by Ken R. Abell7 years ago
Can you identify & name the writers who have influenced your writing style?
by Music-and-Art-455 years ago
What are your favorite novels that were written in the 19th Century?Some of my favorites in this category would have to include Middlemarch, Les Miserables, The Brother's Karamazov, and Anna Karenina. At least...
by Ultimate Hubber7 years ago
Your all time favorite novels?
by Childerns Books5 years ago
Who is your favorite children's book author?I love all the stories by the Brothers Grimm.
by BloodRedPen8 years ago
I grew up in the hay-day of science fiction so my obvious answer should be Asimov or Bradbury. But its not I will have to say the hard sifi of David Brin is my favorite.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.