In today’s newsletter I wrote:
The best thing I read this week was Kurt Vonnegut’s Timequake. Why did it take me so long to read the last novel by one of my very favorite writers? For some reason I had assumed it was “minor” Vonnegut, but even “minor” Vonnegut is major to me. Timequake is about everyone in the world coming back to life after a big traumatic event — sound familiar? — but it’s also Vonnegut trying to fit his moral worldview and how he thinks we should live into one last book. The ending, set under the stars at a clambake, is particularly beautiful. Ting-a-ling.
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