Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions … familiar to all who took high school and college English classes. You know the kind I’m talking about: creative writing classes, new journalism classes, honors English, AP English. Kurt Vonnegut. Part of the curriculum. Always. And for good reason. Once you read one of his works, you never forgot it and try as you might you could never emulate it.
What more to say. One of the literary world’s most original imaginations has died.