Slaughterhouse 5

Slaughterhouse 5

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 21/03/1991
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Slaughterhouse 5
Honesty and Insanity
I didn’t actually know much about Slaughterhouse 5 before I started reading it, I just knew it was on my list of books to read before I die and it was abou... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood

Synopsis

Billy Pilgrim – hapless barber's assistant, successful optometrist, alien abductee, senile widower and soldier – has become unstuck in time. Hiding in the basement of a slaughterhouse in Dresden, with the city and its inhabitants burning above him, he finds himself a survivor of one of the most deadly and destructive battles of the Second World War. But when, exactly? How did he get here? And how does he get out? Travel through time and space on the shoulders of Vonnegut himself. This is a book about war. Listen to what he has to say: it is of the utmost urgency. The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.’ George Saunders

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099800200
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 140g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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Slaughterhouse 5
Nations fight, people die, so it goes…
As an anti war novel Vonnegut’s genre bending work surpasses even that of Heller, although there are many parallels with ‘Catch 22’, notably in the dark hu... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Slaughterhouse 5
An okay read for me but worth trying none-the-less
Having read Cat's Cradle I was looking forward to reading this but I must say I didn't like how it was done. It is really easy to read and Vonnegut has cre... READ MORE
Ecowitch
Slaughterhouse 5
the most individual, and unique, statement against war that will ever be written.
I warn you, if you’ve not read this, it is one of the most bizarre books you will ever read. The main character time travels, in his mind, and has no real ... READ MORE
Bookdragon Sean
Slaughterhouse 5
War and aliens!
This crazy war novel combines the bombing of dresden and time travel to a planet called tralfamadore. A very powerful and humorous novel and Kurt Vonnegut ... READ MORE
Kirby
Slaughterhouse 5
unique
I warn you, if you’ve not read this, it is one of the most bizarre books you will ever read. The main character time travels, in his mind, and has no real ... READ MORE
Bookdragon Sean
Slaughterhouse 5
And so it goes.
I resisted reading Slaughterhouse 5 for so long that I can’t really remember now why I was avoiding it in the first place. Maybe it was a case of intensely... READ MORE
Alfred S
Slaughterhouse 5
New to Vonnegut
I've only come to Vonnegut recently (via Jarett Kobek) and I've really enjoyed the first couple i've read including this one. Weirdly brilliant. I find s... READ MORE
Matthew Jones
Slaughterhouse 5
masterpiece
i LOVE it omg it’s so great, it’s time travel inside someone’s mind throughout their whole life and it’s like a bizarre jigsaw puzzle of a life and of his ... READ MORE
millie cain
Slaughterhouse 5
Not what I expected
Expecting to read a story based on the author's experiences in Dresden during the bombing there whilst he was a POW, I was very surprised with what I got. ... READ MORE
Phil Thomas