Vonnegut is so reclusive that I sometimes forget he is alive.
Too bad. He has put together some of the smartest, most original fiction of our day. When I remember Galapagos I want everyone I know to read it so we can talk about it. Unfortunately, I am the only one I know who has read it.
Paul Krassner I never knew about, but apparently Kurt Vonnegut sends him mail from time to time. He is writing at you-know-where.
This is his latest:
Dearest Iraq: Act like me. After 100 years of democracy, let your slaves go. After 150, let your women vote. At the start of democracy, ethnic cleansing is quite OK. Love you madly!