Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr's "Long Walk to Forever" aka "Hell to Get Along With" (short story, love story, free): Funny way to say "I love you"

This very funny story is of Newt & Catharine. They grew up together as neighbors, never expressed love for each other, Newt went away to Army, Catharine got engaged. Now Newt has suddenly appeared at the door of Catharine, inviting her for a walk...

What is interesting is - it's atypical Vonnegut. In fact, it's a proper non-genre love story. I kept expecting the worst, & the simplicity of ending was a surprise.

Fact sheet.

First published: Ladies Home Journal, sometime in 1960.
Download full text from Loveblender or this unnamed site.
John A Gallagher directed a 20 minute movie based on this story. Movie is available at YouTube in three parts. (I haven't played yet)
Rating: A.
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.