So It Goes, Kurt Vonnegut Gone Graphic

Kurt Vonnegut is one of the authors forced on kids in American schools. I don’t know why, his work is brilliant and I really took to it when I was young, but as I got older I learned that real readers are supposed to outgrow Vonnegut’s work. It isn’t subtle enough perhaps, he always wrote with a visceral energy that seems young, but he wasn’t young when he wrote most of his works. I haven’t outgrown him. It is sign of my own immaturity as a reader I guess but I still find his books powerful and disturbing. Recently a writer I enjoy, Ryan North, got together with artist Albert Monteys to create a graphic novel of Slaughter House Five. I was skeptical they could pull it off, the book is all over the place, the movie did not work for me, but I am pleased to say the got the heart of right. It is fun and captures the right tone for me. I recommend it to you if you also haven’t out grown an author forced on you in school. You can get it from you local comic shop if they are any good or any good book store I am sure. It did not change my view of the book, but it did remind me how weird we humans are. ISBN-13 : 978-1684156252