Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade
A Duty-dance With DeathBook - 1969
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.
Praise for Slaughterhouse-Five
"Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement." -- The Boston Globe
"Very tough and very funny . . . sad and delightful . . . very Vonnegut." -- The New York Times
"Splendid art . . . a funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears." -- Life
From Library Staff
The story of a WWII POW and how he copes (or lack thereof) with what he witnessed during the war is a tragic but enjoyable read. So it goes.
SAM COGHLAN Aug 11, 2009
Just re-read this after how many decades. Some very moving moments, although I found not as engaging as I recalled.
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"All this happened, more or less."
"When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in bad condition in that particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is 'So it goes.'"
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cmlibrary_ecrites thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
Sexual Content: About a dozen innuendos and there is sex, but it is not described.
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