Vonnegut's wry take on the literary life, from Galapagos:
That was another thing people used to be able to do, which they can't do anymore: enjoy in their heads events which hadn't happened yet and which might never occur. My mother was good at that. Someday my father would stop writing science fiction, and write something a whole lot of people wanted to read instead. And we would get a new house in a beautiful city, and nice clothes, and so on. She used to make me wonder why God had ever gone to all the trouble of creating reality.
I read galapagos a couple of years ago, I enjoyed it and found myself wanting to read more vonnegut.
Posted by: SR at Mar 31, 2004 10:26:14 PM