Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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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.

Verdict:

Razor sharp; satirical; and completely absurd. Delivers everything it was supposed to and more…

9 thoughts on “Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

  1. 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!

    • 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…

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