Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Slaughterhouse-Five
, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.


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For me, this is the best book I have ever read. It deals with concepts and ideas most stories do not, or at least not in such a captivating and unique way. Pay attention and you will enjoy immensely

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A master
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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
29
Section 3
66
Section 4
91
Section 5
110
Section 6
173
Section 7
196
Section 8
206
Section 9
233
Section 10
268
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Page 1 - All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. One guy I knew really was shot in Dresden for taking a teapot that wasn't his. Another guy I knew really did threaten to have his personal enemies killed by hired gunmen after the war. And so on. I've changed all the names.

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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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