Thursday, April 12, 2007

PKD on Vonnegut (RIP)

Spaceling posted an awesome audio file of PKD discussing Kurt Vonnegut. Dick says Player Piano was one of his favorite books.

Interviewer: Did you read Breakfast of Champions?

PKD : Yes.

Interviewer: What did you think of Vonnegut’s attitude towards his characters?

PKD : Disgusting and an abomination. I think that that book is an incredible drying up of the liquid sap [not "sack" - thanks anonymous!] of life in the veins of a person like a dead tree…that’s what I think. I also love Kurt Vonnegut.

Check it out!

7 comments:

Aharon said...

wow! and someone was just telling me to check out your blog and you've already linked to mine. far out, Mr. Gumm.

Anonymous said...

"drying up of the liquid sap of life... like a dead tree"

Aharon said...

Thanks so much for the correction, anonymous. I've corrected the post.

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Aaron said...

If you look at the wikipedia article on Kurt Vonnegut, there is a section quoting his book Palm Sunday, published the same year as this PKD quote, in which he grades his owns books. He gave Breakfast of Champions a C.

palmer_eldritch said...

Good find, ragel. On a few levels...

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