Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-dance with Death
Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history--the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lavaturtle - LibraryThing
I should have liked this book. The science-fiction-y story, what there is of it, is good. The anti-war message is good. But the storytelling just didn't work out. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BayardUS - LibraryThing
Vonnegut has the talent of writing books that make you feel like he's sitting with you and telling you a story, instead there just being words printed on a page. This makes his books always a pleasure ... Read full review