The author of Welcome to the Monkey House, Cat's cardle, Slaughterhouse Five, and many more, died last night afetr hitting his head last week. The really ironic thing is that this is "the year of Vonnegut" in his home city, Indianapolis. He was supposed to give talks and such (I was actually going to go see him in a couple weeks). It was the talk of my school today; everyone was discussing his books and his life and the complete irony of it all. He was really one of the greats.