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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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The writing style is quite sparse and matter of fact. - LibraryThing
Well-written, interesting and educational. - LibraryThing
Vonnegut's selection of words and phrases is powerful. - LibraryThing
It presents an original and absorbing premise. - LibraryThing

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I'm also a bit sceptical when people talk about classic novels and "you must read before you die" etc. Quite often these books are simply over-hyped beyond their place. This is NOT the case with ... 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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