Kurt Vonnegut Kickstarter

I don’t know if this will have any effect at all, but here goes, anyway.

Kurt Vonnegut is one of the greatest writers who ever put ink to paper, but you probably knew that, as you’re looking at this. To me, at least, his writing speaks in something similar to the internal voice in my head, and makes me feel less weird because somebody else is too. Except his internal voices are funnier, cleverer and kinder than mine have ever been.

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Honestly. If you have never read Slaughterhouse 5 It should be essential reading, and once you’ve read that, I challenge you not to read Breakfast of Champions, Timequake and Cat’s Cradle, all of which are wonderful. You will want to read every

Anyway. The award winning filmmaker, Robert Weide filmed a lot of footage with Kurt Vonnegut, but at the time of his death (so it goes), it had never been completed. As this is somewhat of a niche project, it’s a little short on funding, he’s got a Kickstarter set up to raise the $250,000 needed to get this film out there.

At the time of writing, it needs $50,000 to cross the line, with a week or so to go. The rewards are great- at the low end you can get the film and lovely items from the Kurt Vonnegut museum, and if (unlike me) you’re pretty, pret-tay rich, you could even spend some time with Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator, Larry David, at his sold out Broadway show.

So in short, please chuck a few quid their way. If only because I’d love to see this. Po tee weet?

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’ – Kurt Vonnegut

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