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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Personally, I disliked Cat's Cradle and almost gave up on Vonnegut's novella but Slaughterhouse-Five did my head in (to which I write in the most positive light). Beautifully written prose with great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jule - Goodreads

I am currently working in Dresden, and one of my colleagues recommended this book to me, saying it is set in Dresden and discusses the bombing of the city. As people who know this book will realize ... 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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