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Kurt Vonnegut Grades His Own Novels

Love the transparency here.

Letters of Note recently tweeted a photo of Vonnegut’s grades of all his novels.

Some of you Kurt Vonnegut fans will appreciate this.

I’ve only read Slaughterhouse Five. And, while I can appreciate it, I would rank it much lower than a A+, maybe a C+. Yeah, I’ve currently got it ranked 62 out of the 79 novels I’ve read from the Time list. Maybe Cat’s Cradle is worth a read at some point, though.

Like I said, I love Vonnegut’s honesty. And in keeping with that theme, I rank today’s blog post as a C.

Do you agree with his assessments of those novels?

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. Love

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    April 9, 2015
  2. this

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    April 9, 2015
  3. Hey, i would agree with the C for Breakfast of Champions. But A+ for the Slaughterhouse? Hm, maybe little bit narcissistic 🙂
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    April 9, 2015
  4. Reblogged this on That space in between and commented:
    😀 hehe!!!

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    April 9, 2015
  5. Interesting! If I’d read only Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, I might be discouraged, thinking the rest of his writing might not be as good as the books I’ve enjoyed so much. But one of my favorites I’ve read so far is Breakfast of Champions, which he grades as “C”. Cat’s Cradle may be a more “important” book than BoC, but it wasn’t any more fun!

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    April 9, 2015
  6. If your own ranking of your own post is a C, what does that say about your ranking of Slaughterhouse-Five? Perhaps its the ranking that’s keeping this post from being a solid B or low A . . .

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    April 9, 2015
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    April 9, 2015
  8. Reblogged this on Fonte da arte.

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    April 9, 2015
  9. I love Slaughterhouse Five. Curious, why the middling grade?

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    April 9, 2015
  10. So awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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    April 9, 2015
  11. salvatoreodyssey #

    I suppose it depends on what he was grading himself on. For instance, it is very obvious that Slaughterhouse 5 was his most popular and influential book which may explain the high grade.

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    April 10, 2015
  12. Reblogged this on Owl Works – The Scribblings of M.T. Bass.

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    June 3, 2015
  13. I very much agree with his ratings. Mother night might actually be the best of the lot. I don’t think some people read his introduction where he said he was ranking his works with his other works and NOT against other authors.

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    August 29, 2015

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