Monday, December 28, 2009

Regarding Tralfamadorian books...

"...each clump of symbols is a brief, urgent message-describing a situation, a scene. We Tralfamadorians read them all at once, not one after the other. There isn't any particular relationship between all of the messages, except that the author has chosen them carefully, so that, when seen all at once, they produce an image of life that is surprising and deep. There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time."

From Slaughterhouse Five
by Kurt Vonnegut


Eric said...

Interesting that you post this. I just got done reading this:,1858/

ZS said...

Thanks for that link, Eric!