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Don't let the ease of reading fool you--Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick, and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters..." Slaughterhouse-Five (taken from the name of the building where the POWs were held) is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch- 22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it a unique poignancy--and humor. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
One of the best science fiction books ever written. Vonnegut tells the story of the bombing of Dresden in a way that no one else could possibly execute properly. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lindsey
Having read the book for the first time and being a senior citizen, I found it to be very depressing. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ziva Kabilou
Let me say that if I had any idea of what this was going to be when I ordered, I would have put it higher on my reading list. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ariella Tessin
Vonnegut pulls you in with his zany wit, his insane creativity, then hammers you with pathos and sheer humanity. Something so deep and profound, hidden within a crazy yarn. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Nick Collins
meant to read this in high school, never happened. So during a conversation about books, I decided to take the plunge. Mr Vonnegut is amazing with his prose. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Famous and dark and funny. No heroes or villains. No free will. Yet there is existence beyond life. Death not the finale. So it goes.Published 7 days ago by Michael J. Ard