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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“And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”
"All this happened, more or less."
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Sexual Content: About a dozen innuendos and there is sex, but it is not described.
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