Despite generally being a bit of a dirg, my mate Tom sent me a great link to a letter by Kurt Vonnegut that he wrote on his experiences as a POW, and of the Dresden bombings. Read it here.
These events formed the basis for Slaughterhouse 5, a novel I absolutely loved. A review on this sight is inevitable… in the next few years. Hopefully.
Already evident in this letter is Vonnegut’s strong authorial voice: simple sentences, understated but frank emotion, and poignant use of repetition.