Friday May 15th, 2009


The opening sentence of Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut:

This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast.

(The new issue of Harper’s includes a story by Vonnegut called “Little Drops of Water.” It’s part of a collection of his previously unpublished stories, Look at the Birdie, which is due out in the fall.)