Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade

Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade

A Duty-dance With Death

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present

Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2009
Edition: Dial Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780613647885
0613647882
9780385333849
0385333846
Branch Call Number: FICTION VONNEGUT
Characteristics: 275 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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BiGirl
May 01, 2017

Wonderful and gripping. Hard content at times but well written

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TechWriter1
Aug 05, 2016

Just as good as when I read it in college. A great anti-war story.

Ham625 Apr 24, 2015

A good thoughtful read.

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brooks243marathon
Feb 09, 2012

One of the most important books of the 20th century, and fun to read too. Powerful anti-war satire mixed with autobiography and social satire.

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espresso_romance
Apr 09, 2011

A pretty good read. Now I've read a fair amount of literature and as a younger person, I'd heard so much about how this is a must read. So I finally read it. And it was not what I expected in a good way. I had no idea there was a sci-fi element to it and I thought that was the strongest part about the book. The war elements....not so much but blended in with the "mythic journey" of Billy PIlgrim...it was very powerful. Vonnegut has such a read-able style of writing too, I finished it in just a couple of days. The time travelling was amusing, entertaining, and well written. Vonnegut is also witty. He had me laughing out loud literally at some parts.

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