Dan Harmon Doing a Sirens of Titan Series

It's my favorite book and it's Dan Harmon so I'm pretty sure that I'm really, really excited. I think. This could be really amazing, right?

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  • EricEric Seattle
    edited July 2017
    Wow, between this and Noah Hawley's Cat's Cradle, my headcannon "Vonnegut trilogy" is almost complete. 

    Now we just need the Villigang to do a Slaughterhouse Five series. 
    TravisChinaskiDaveyMacA_Ron_HubbardElisa
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited July 2017
    Hawley is doing Cat's Cradle? I hadn't heard that. That is also really interesting news. I need to re-read that one. It's been over 20 years, but I remember really liking it a lot.
    Vasilnate1ChinaskiElisa
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    wow! i had no idea of either. that news made my heart dance!
    Travis
  • Very cool! I love Sirens of Titan.
    Travis
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited July 2017
    trippy said:

    Travis said:

    Hawley is doing Cat's Cradle? I hadn't heard that. That is also really interesting news. I need to re-read that one. It's been over 20 years, but I remember really liking it a lot.

    So do you think the Baldies at baldmove are a karass or a granfaloon. 
    I guess I really do need to re-read Cat's Cradle. Give me some leeway though, I read it during the Clinton administration, in a world where Gangsta's Paradise was a "top hit" and Frasier and NYPD Blue were in their second seasons, and (for better in some respects, but certainly worse for my long term retention) I was smoking a more than fair amount of pot in those days. Ha!

    Silly little related anecdote about that, I read it in English 3 in high school and not long after the reading project we did something called an I-Search paper (a spin on a research paper) and I was so taken with Cats Cradle and the style of it that I used it as the primary source for my I-Search paper my chosen topic of "What is an I-Search paper?" Luckily my teacher found this a charming approach on the assignment and not incredibly sarcastic. 
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Slaughterhouse Five is so good.  I read it over a East to West coast flight a few years back, and couldn't get over how amazing it was.  I really need to make time for some more Vonnegut in my life.  What would you recommend for the next book I read?  Cat's Cradle or this Sirens of Titan deal?  Something else?
    DaveyMacElisa
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited July 2017
    Personally, I love Sirens of Titan and I definitely recommend it. As I said, I did read Cat's Cradle, and I remember being really taken with it, but I don't remember a ton about it. The only other one that I have read is God Bless You, Mr Rosewater which I also liked a lot, but not nearly as much as Sirens. I started Breakfast of Champions and was really enjoying it, but I sort of fell out of my reading cycle (got too wrapped up in TV) and never finished it but it was off to a really good start. I'm not a great source on Vonnegut, but I can say that Sirens is pretty amazing.

    I actually picked up a copy of Slaughterhouse Five when I re-bought Sirens recently and I'm really excited to get into it. I'm glad you liked it so much. I've really got to start reading again.
    Elisa
  • Slaughterhouse Five is so good.  I read it over a East to West coast flight a few years back, and couldn't get over how amazing it was.  I really need to make time for some more Vonnegut in my life.  What would you recommend for the next book I read?  Cat's Cradle or this Sirens of Titan deal?  Something else?

    I think I've re-read Cat's Cradle more times, but you really can't go wrong with either. If I recall neither are that long so wouldn't take much to ready them both in short order.
    Travis
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    MrX said:

    Slaughterhouse Five is so good.  I read it over a East to West coast flight a few years back, and couldn't get over how amazing it was.  I really need to make time for some more Vonnegut in my life.  What would you recommend for the next book I read?  Cat's Cradle or this Sirens of Titan deal?  Something else?

    I think I've re-read Cat's Cradle more times, but you really can't go wrong with either. If I recall neither are that long so wouldn't take much to ready them both in short order.
    That's the other thing that was a nice surprise for SH5.  Almost novella length.  
    MrX
  • EricEric Seattle

    Slaughterhouse Five is so good.  I read it over a East to West coast flight a few years back, and couldn't get over how amazing it was.  I really need to make time for some more Vonnegut in my life.  What would you recommend for the next book I read?  Cat's Cradle or this Sirens of Titan deal?  Something else?

    Cat's Cradle is my favorite book of all time. Sirens of Titan is also awesome (hence, the unofficial "Vonnegut Trilogy" with S5, CC, and SoT). 

    Other notable mentions: Breakfast of Champions & Galapagos.
    MrXTravisElisa
  • DaveyMacDaveyMac Tokyo
    edited July 2017
    I know Douglas Adams has cited Vonnegut and Sirens in particular as influences so if you like Adams at all I'd definitely recommend Sirens. I have yet to read Cat's Cradle, but it's in my Kindle. Amazon frequently has Vonnegut sales going on so I have a ton of his books for that reason.

    In fact Cat's Cradle is 1.99 in the Kindle store right now.
    Travis
  • ElisaElisa Los Angeles
    I am a big Vonnegut fan and cannot wait to see some of his books on TV, thought they are not easy to translate.

    Highly recommended:  Piano Player, Mother Night, Sirens of Titans, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions and Galapagos
    Travis
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