Vonnegut‘s works are antiwar and they question the very ideas that modern western society holds dear – which is why I adore this dead man. Quite frankly I think everyone should give Bokonism a try. It’s with great pleasure and some sadness that I put this post on this site. In his death, I think we should celebrate his work.
Mr. Vonnegut shed the label of science fiction writer with â€œSlaughterhouse-Five.â€ It tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, an infantry scout (as Mr. Vonnegut was), who discovers the horror of war. â€œYou know â€” weâ€™ve had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves,â€ an English colonel says in the book. â€œWe had forgotten that wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. My God, my God â€” I said to myself, â€˜Itâ€™s the Childrenâ€™s Crusade.â€™ â€