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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 3, 1991 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

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Billy Pilgrim was a soldier who saw more horror than any person deserves during the destruction WWII Dresden. The reader experiences Post Traumatic War Syndrome through Billy's mind who relives scenes ... Read full review

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Quintessential Vonnegut that suggests that life's problems should be addressed with "So it goes". Fairly challenging read as time travel made book difficult to follow

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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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