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Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse Five, an American classic, is one of the world s great antiwar books Centering on the infamous firebombing 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 fear most.

10 thoughts on “Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

  1. Simeon Simeon says:

    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, sai

  2. Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius* Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius* says:

    I miss Kurt Vonnegut.He hasn t been gone all that long Of course he isn t gone, yet he is gone He has always been alive and he will always be dead So it goes.Slaughterhouse five is next to impossible to explain, let alone review, but here I am And here I go.What is it about It s about war.It s about love and hate.It s about post traumatic stress It s about sanity and insani

  3. Martine Martine says:

    I have to admit to being somewhat baffled by the acclaim Slaughterhouse 5 has received over the years Sure, the story is interesting It has a fascinating and mostly successful blend of tragedy and comic relief And yes, I guess the fractured structure and time travelling element must have been quite novel and original back in the day But that doesn t excuse the book s flaws,

  4. Kirstie Kirstie says:

    I read this book first in 1999 when my grandfather passed away It was a bit of a coincidence as his funeral occurred between a Primate Anatomy exam and a paper for my Experimental Fiction class on Slaughterhouse Five I was frantically trying to remember the names of all kinds of bones when I picked this up in the other hand and tried to wrap my head around it.Basically, Vonne

  5. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    Every so often you read a book, a book that takes everything you thought created an excellent novel and tears it to pieces it then sets it on fire and throws it out the window in a display of pure individual brilliance That is how I felt when I read this jumbled and absurd, yet fantastic, novel.The book has no structure or at the very least a perceivable one it s all over the

  6. Garima Garima says:

    I finally read Vonnegut I finally read a war novel And after a long time I finally read something with so many GR ratings and a decent number of reviews which is precisely the reason I have nothing much to add to the already expressed views here So I urge you to indulge me to state a personal anecdote Thank You.My Grandfather was a POW during Indo China war and remained in conf

  7. Lyn Lyn says:

    A fun visit with cantankerous old Uncle Kurt Vonnegut is on a short list of my favorite authors and this is perhaps his most famous work Not his best, but most recognizable Billy Pilgrim is also one of his best characters Kilgore Trout is his best.I liked it as I like everything I have read of him The recurring themes and characters, use of repetition for emphasis and comic reli

  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    375 Slaughterhouse Five The Children s Crusade A Duty Dance with Death, Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse Five, or The Children s Crusade A Duty Dance with Death 1969 is a science fiction infused anti war novel by Kurt Vonnegut about the World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim, from his time as an American soldier and chaplain s assistant, to postwar and ear

  9. Anne Anne says:

    This book is an absolute masterpiece and it makes it clear in every single sentence I think it is best to go into it without knowing too much about the plot You just got to take it as it comes, so to say.Before reading, I was worried that I might have trouble with the writing style English isn t my first language and the older a book is, the trouble I seem to have with the writin

  10. Matthias Matthias says:

    Listen This reviewer is stuck in time He is unable to escape the narrow confines of the invisible, intangible machinery mercilessly directing his life from a beginning towards an end The walls surrounding him are dotted with windows looking out on darkened memories and foggy expectations, easing the sense of claustrophobia but offering no way out The ceiling is crushing down on thi

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