Slaughterhouse 5

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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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I know he even admitted to being a crappy writer... - LibraryThing
Well-written, interesting and educational. - LibraryThing
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I love his satirical style and off-kilter prose. - LibraryThing
What I enjoyed the most was his introduction. - LibraryThing
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This is pure Vonnegut. At first I thought it would leave me pondering the subject matter for a long time. Later - I found it completely forgettable. Read Cat's Cradle instead. Read full review

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By far my favorite Vonnegut. 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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