Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel
Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
Reviewed: 2020-12-19It's cleverly written and highly entertaining, but this book is really overrated. So it goes.
Reviewed: 2020-09-25I tend to like Vonnegut, but this one was a bit slow and the war story memories bored me. I know that's completely unsympathetic, but I wanted more action or more personality.
Ms. Nystel has read this book!
Reviewed: 2020-06-29The most interesting (and only) WWII/sci-fi book I've ever read. Loved it.
Reviewed: 2020-06-17One of my favorite books of all time...just thinking about it makes me want to read it again. It was just BRILLIANT. Another tattoo-inspiring book!
Reviewed: 2019-11-21When I was in 10th grade I used to skip lunch every day and sit in a dark corner of a hallway drinking Mountain Dew and reading Kurt Vonnegut. I more clearly remember reading God Bless You Mr. Rosewater but I must have read Slaughterhouse-Five around that same time. I'm not sure that Vonnegut succeeds fully in writing a novel about war that makes it seem pathetic, but he comes damn close. The Children's Crusade, great idea. How does the image of Kilgore Trout berating preteen newsboys support that? I don't know but it was fun to read.
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