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A Note on my Moniker (related to this board)

Posted to WritersAndGenres




Actually...(i forgot who'd commented on my name)...my handle is the title of a Kurt Vonnegut novel. Deadeye Dick is a novel by Vonnegut's written in the late 70's/early 80's I think...about a adolsecent kid who accidentally and completely unkowingly kills a housewife and mother across town from where he lives when he fires a gun aimlessly off at a distance. The consequences of this action on his family, community, and personal life are, simultaneously at turns harrowing, hilarious, horrifying, and well...i ran out of h's so i suppose ironic will have to do...I won't divulge anymore info, but encourage you to read the book, which, while technically subordinate to Slaughterhouse Five, I personally, enjoy much more...