Monday, 11 May 2009


Over the weekend I read Mother Night

It has been sat on my shelf for some time and then I was reminded about it by someone last week so I decided to get on with it

I like it a lot

(I still think that Cat's Cradle is my favourite Vonnegut book but I haven't read everything, I don't know, whatever right?)

here are a few things that I thought during and after reading it:-

- You could easily convince someone to do something awful if you convinced them that they were being a spy. If someone said to me "Chris, this is a top secret mission, we need you to go undercover and collect important information on some bad guys. You have to work in a slaugherhouse picking up bits of brain with your hands for 3 years" then I would probably do it.

- Nazis are funny.

- Before the guy found out that the wife was really the wife's sister, I totally called that.

- If in 20 years time I am not writing anymore and someone comes across a hard drive with everything I have ever written on it and decides to pass it off as their own in attempt to acquire fame and noteriety then they would likely be unsuccessful. They would end up with low self-esteem and an inbox full of rejection.

- What am I ever going to write about? I mean, it doesn't seem like I have an original idea. I don't expect to be writing about these absurd and fantastical things Vonnegut does, but a bit of plot would be nice.

- I like reading books.


Ben Brooks said...

Im watching something about the Pope.
The Pope was in the Hitler Youth.
Some Jews think the Pope is dope.
The Pope is not very good at english.
His grammar is fine but is accent is disgusting.
Write a book about a good Pope.
A Pope who "ticks boxes".
My first box would be "did not support the nazis"
Its not much to ask.

Deedee said...

Things I thought after reading this post:

1) You are funny (I am not passive aggressively calling you a Nazi)

2) Thank god other people also don't think they have original ideas

3) Vonnegut also probably thought his stuff was crap

4) I should read Mother Night