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Vonnegut was probably the first "serious" (by which I mean well-regarded; certainly he wasn't usually very serious!) author I really enjoyed; I must have been 11 or 12 when I first read Breakfast of Champions. After a while I started to find his books a little formulaic, but I still reread them every few years, and some of them are truly moving. Our world is poorer for having lost his voice.
I think my favorite is Mother Night.
I started with Slaughterhouse Five, just around the time I had read Catch-22 and Johnny Got His Gun, so it fit right in with my anti-war streak at the time. I really became addicted when an aunt of mine gave me God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and proceeded to plow through the bulk of his novels. Sirens of Titan and Mother Night (which received the best film adaptation of any of his novels, in my opinion) are recent favorites. It always makes me happy to read one of his books I haven't gotten to yet. though those are getting to be in short supply.
But it runs deeper, too, because 50 years from now when we're all dead, and when most of those "oldies" will be in the dust heap with us, people will still be reading and profiting from Slaughterhouse Five.
I say this as a baby-boomer sick of my generation and of our fetish for oldies. Glad that some stuff will probably last.
I also have God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Sirens of Titan, Slapstick and Breakfast of Champions on my TBR list already (which means I own them and plan to read them as soon as possible).
I didn't like Player Piano (aka Utopia 14) and Cat's Cradle so much.
Breakfast of Champions was my intro to Vonnegut. I read S-5 and then Player Piano after that. It's interesting how much more "typical" P-Piano's style is, compared to books after Vonnegut found his own niche.
Cat's Cradle is probably his most complex work, and I found it harder to like, somehow. Slapstick is easy to like but a little too trivial.
Underrated: Deadeye Dick and Hocus Pocus