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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kassilem - LibraryThing
Alright, I don't think I should have listened to this one. I tend to think that if I listen to the old classic books I'll be able to get through them, but in this case it was probably vise versa. If I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john.cooper - LibraryThing
In this book, even more than in his others, Vonnegut writes in a deliberately oversimplified, repetitive voice similar to that with which we might talk to children. When combined with his dark themes ... Read full review