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Slaughterhouse 5 (Vintage Crucial Classics)

Slaughterhouse 5 (Vintage Crucial Classics)
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Slaughterhouse 5

8 years, 7 months ago at Nov 17 0:28
Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5 is seen as his best work and a modern classic although, having completed it, I’m left wondering why. Blending science fiction with his memoirs Vonnegut has created a meta-fictional novel where time travel is a primary plot device; one that allows him the freedom to dismiss chronology in the telling of his tale.

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Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 7 August 2003
ISBN-10 : 0099458438 | ISBN-13: 9780099458432
American (2), Dresden (1), Novel (1), Alien (1), Science Fiction (1), Alien Abduction (1), Postmodern (1), Satire (1), Soldier (1), Dark Comedy (1), Time Travel (1), Philosophical (1), Anti-war (1), Prison (1), Literature (1), War Prisoner (1), Fiction (1), Nazi (1), Aliens (1), WWII (1)
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tartan_skirt added this to a list 4 years ago
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""I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone. I get drunk, and I drive my wife away with a breath like mustard gas and roses. And then, speaking gravely and elegantly into the telephone, I ask the telephone operators to connect me with this friend or that one, from whom I have not heard in years." p. 3"


tartan_skirt added this to a list 4 years ago
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Stewart posted a review 8 years, 7 months ago

Slaughterhouse 5

“Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5 is seen as his best work and a modern classic although, having completed it, I’m left wondering why. Blending science fiction with his memoirs Vonnegut has created a meta-fictional novel where time travel is a primary plot device; one that allows him the freedom to dismiss chronology in the telling of his tale.

Billy Pilgrim is a war veteran, having been a prisoner of war in a converted abattoir in Dresden. Years after the war he is involved in a plane crash which causes him to become “unstuck in time”; a strange condition that allows him to travel to any point in his life, or even to the planet Tralfamadore where the aliens that live there view life as a single representation of every moment. Through his frequent travels in ti” read more