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Slaughterhouse-Five

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2 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 8 7:00
There are some terrible reviews of SH5 floating around Goodreads, but one particularly awful sentiment is that Slaughterhouse-Five isn't anti-war.

This is usually based on the following quote.

"It had to be done," Rumfoord told Billy, speaking of the destruction of Dresden.
"I know," said Billy.
"That's war."
"I know. I'm not complaining"
"It must ... read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier named Billy Pilgrim.
Manufacturer: Dell
Release date: 3 November 1991
ISBN-10 : 0440180295 | ISBN-13: 9780440180296
Tags: Fiction (6), WWII (5), Satire (4), War (4), American Literature (3), Vonnegut (3), Dresden (3), World War II (3), Science Fiction (3), Alien Abduction (2), Black Humor (2), 1960s (2), 1960's (2), Zoo (2), 2008 (2), Aliens (2), Usa (2), Time Travel (2), Word (2), Humor (2)
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Kyle Ellis posted a review 2 months, 2 weeks ago

“There are some terrible reviews of SH5 floating around Goodreads, but one particularly awful sentiment is that Slaughterhouse-Five isn't anti-war.

This is usually based on the following quote.

"It had to be done," Rumfoord told Billy, speaking of the destruction of Dresden.

"I know," said Billy.

"That's war."

"I know. I'm not complaining"

"It must have been hell on the ground."

"It was," said Billy Pilgrim.

"Pity the men who had to do it."

"I do."

"You must have had mixed feelings, there on the ground."

"It was all right," said Billy. "Everything is all right, and everybody has to do exactly what he does. I learned that on Tralfamadore."

For context, Mr. Rumfoord is an ol” read more

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"Written by: Kurt Vonnegut Published: 1969 Publisher: Delacorte Number of Pages: 215 โ€œAll moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.โ€ "


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