Kurt Vonnegut wanted to write a book about the bombing of Dresden during World War Two, a book which didn’t glorify war… He succeeded.
This isn’t an Autobiography, although it contains elements of that (most notably during the first chapter and at end of the book). No, this is a Science Fiction novel – the main character, Billy Pilgrim, is kidnapped by aliens and routinely becomes “unstuck in time”.
While reading Slaughterhouse-Five you’re never quite sure what will come next in the narrative. The majority of the book focuses on Billy’s experiences during World War Two, though.
Razor sharp; satirical; and completely absurd. Delivers everything it was supposed to and more…
9 thoughts on “Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut”
Such a beautiful book. Love love love Vonnegut. Thanks for sharing the awesome review! if you’re ever interested in some other great book reviews and musings, be sure to follow! Thanks!
I’ll be sure to check in. Glad you like this one too!
Glad to hear it delivered for you. I read in school and that made it eh for me just because it was for school
I so get that! 🙂
I have heard really amazing things about this book, even though I know nothing about it! It seems pretty weird and out of this world, which I’m not sure is for me. But those snippets were pretty interesting. I’m glad you liked it, Annette! 🙂
I’m glad you liked the snippets – there were so many good ones to choose from in this book!
I haven’t tried a Vonnegut yet, although his books have been on my TBR list forever. Do you have a favorite you would recommend I start with?
Actually I’ve only read 2 of his books so far, this one and Cat’s Cradle. I quite liked the tone of this one, although the made-up religion in CC was kind of wonderful…
“How nice to feel nothing and still get full credit for being alive.”
Always did like me some Kurt Vonnegut.