Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-dance with Death

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Vintage, 1991 - Fiction - 157 pages
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Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

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User Review  - bigjbeezy - Overstock.com

great book, one of my favorites and this one was purchased as a gift. cover was not the same as what was shown in the image on the site, but that's not a big deal to me as the book itself is the same. ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shurrn - Goodreads

I picked this up while suffering from the flu this week, so I hope that my memory of this book won't be tainted by how miserable I'm feeling. Equal parts comedy and poignant tragedy, its a story of ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During WWII, he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, he witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired Slaughterhouse- Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. He died in 2007.

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