The Weather.

IdleRich

IdleRich
Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.
 

version

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I liked Cat's Cradle when I read it, but that was a long time ago and whenever I see something of his it always comes off as twee and irritating.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Cats Cradle is pretty good - and some of his others no doubt - but yeah that quote above seems almost designed to annoy.
 

william_kent

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But no-one reads Brautigan any more I guess?

I read some Brautigan when I was in my teens, but I don't have any inclination to read him now - even then he seemed slightly anachronistic and, dare I say it, twee. I liked the idea of the one about the library where people deposited the books they had created, but now we have the internet where anyone can post any old crap which makes that premise redundant ( or I may be mistaken and he was a visionary? )

I was just thinking that everyone can name some Beat literature, and some of it still stands up ( well, Burroughs ), but I'm struggling to think of what "great works of literature" the hippie generation produced...and I associate Brautigan with the hippies for some reason...

I think maybe Brautigan is too much of his time for people to bother with nowadays?
 
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