Requiescat in pace, Kurt Vonnegut.

Posted by September Blue Monday, 16 April 2007

The year before I was born, my dad turned down a job at a huge chemical-pharmaceutical company because of Vonnegut's story 'Deer in the Works'. If he'd taken it, I'd have grown up three hundred miles away in a richer family with an unhappy father. "This book changed my life" is a fairly empty cliche most of the time ("...and without Holden Caulfield, I'd never have questioned authority as a teenager!"), but I could make a case for this one.