Unstuck in time

"To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon..." and Kurt Vonnegut, alas, is no longer with us.

As with so many great authors, I have my Dad to thank for first introducing me to Vonnegut's work. Slaughterhouse-Five is one of those books that has stayed with me and influenced much of my taste in fiction, ever since the day I first finished it way the hell back when I was about 12 years old.

God rest, Kurt. You'll be missed.