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

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Dial Press, 1969 - Fiction - 275 pages
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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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Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut ★ ★ ★ ★ This is one of those books that I wonder how I went so long without reading. This is also a book that makes me sit back and think “what the heck did I ... Read full review

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"So it goes," so I have discovered the most annoying repetition I've ever come across in a book. Yes, Kurt, I already saw your toung in cheek nihilism gleaming through your storytelling like like a ... Read full review

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Kurt Vonnegut's black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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