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Ì Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel eBook: Vonnegut, Kurt, Powers, Kevin: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Ä Download by ¶ Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut S Absurdist Classic Slaughterhouse Five Introduces Us To Billy Pilgrim, A Man Who Becomes Unstuck In Time After He Is Abducted By Aliens From The Planet Tralfamadore In A Plot Scrambling Display Of Virtuosity, We Follow Pilgrim Simultaneously Through All Phases Of His Life, Concentrating On His And Vonnegut S Shattering Experience As An American Prisoner Of War Who Witnesses The Firebombing Of Dresden Don T Let The Ease Of Reading Fool You Vonnegut S Isn T A Conventional, Or Simple, Novel He Writes, There Are Almost No Characters In This Story, And Almost No Dramatic Confrontations, Because Most Of The People In It Are So Sick, And So Much The Listless Playthings Of Enormous Forces One Of The Main Effects Of War, After All, Is That People Are Discouraged From Being Characters Slaughterhouse Five Taken From The Name Of The Building Where The POWs Were Held Is Not Only Vonnegut S Most Powerful Book, It Is As Important As Any Written Since Like Catch , It Fashions The Author S Experiences In The Second World War Into An Eloquent And Deeply Funny Plea Against Butchery In The Service Of Authority Slaughterhouse Five Boasts The Same Imagination, Humanity, And Gleeful Appreciation Of The Absurd Found In Vonnegut S Other Works, But The Book S Basis In Rock Hard, Tragic Fact Gives It A Unique Poignancy And HumorListen Billy Pilgrim Has Become Unstuck In Time So Begins Vonnegut S Absurdist Classic Hawke Rises To The Occasion Of Performing This Sliced And Diced Narrative, Which Is Part Sci Fi And Partially Based On Vonnegut S Experience As A American Prisoner Of War In Dresden, Germany During The Firebombing Of That Killed Thousands Of Civilians Billy Travels In Time And Space, Stopping Here And There Throughout His Life, Including His Long Visit To The Planet Tralfamador, Where He Is Mated With A Porn Star Hawke Adopts A Confidential, Whisper Like Tone For His Reading Listening To Him Is Like Listening To Someone Tell You A Story In The Back Of A Busthe Perfect Pitch For This Book After The Novel Ends, Vonnegut Himself Speaks For A Short While About His Survival Of The Dresden Firestorm And Describes And Names The Man Who Inspired This Story Tacked On To The Very End Of This Audio Smorgasbord Is Music, A Dance Single That Uses A Vintage Recording Of Vonnegut Reading From The Book Though Hawke S Reading Is Excellent, One Cannot Help But Wish Vonnegut Himself Had read The Entire Text Copyright Reed Business Information, A Division Of Reed Elsevier Inc All Rights ReservedKurt Vonnegut S Absurdist Classic Slaughterhouse Five Introduces Us To Billy Pilgrim, A Man Who Becomes Unstuck In Time After He Is Abducted By Aliens From The Planet Tralfamadore In A Plot Scrambling Display Of Virtuosity, We Follow Pilgrim Simultaneously Through All Phases Of His Life, Concentrating On His And Vonnegut S Shattering Experience As An American Prisoner Of War Who Witnesses The Firebombing Of Dresden Don T Let The Ease Of Reading Fool You Vonnegut S Isn T A Conventional, Or Simple, Novel He Writes, There Are Almost No Characters In This Story, And Almost No Dramatic Confrontations, Because Most Of The People In It Are So Sick, And So Much The Listless Playthings Of Enormous Forces One Of The Main Effects Of War, After All, Is That People Are Discouraged From Being Characters Slaughterhouse Five Taken From The Name Of The Building Where The POWs Were Held Is Not Only Vonnegut S Most Powerful Book, It Is As Important As Any Written Since Like Catch , It Fashions The Author S Experiences In The Second World War Into An Eloquent And Deeply Funny Plea Against Butchery In The Service Of Authority Slaughterhouse Five Boasts The Same Imagination, Humanity, And Gleeful Appreciation Of The Absurd Found In Vonnegut S Other Works, But The Book S Basis In Rock Hard, Tragic Fact Gives It A Unique Poignancy And HumorListen Billy Pilgrim Has Become Unstuck In Time So Begins Vonnegut S Absurdist Classic Hawke Rises To The Occasion Of Performing This Sliced And Diced Narrative, Which Is Part Sci Fi And Partially Based On Vonnegut S Experience As A American Prisoner Of War In Dresden, Germany During The Firebombing Of That Killed Thousands Of Civilians Billy Travels In Time And Space, Stopping Here And There Throughout His Life, Including His Long Visit To The Planet Tralfamador, Where He Is Mated With A Porn Star Hawke Adopts A Confidential, Whisper Like Tone For His Reading Listening To Him Is Like Listening To Someone Tell You A Story In The Back Of A Busthe Perfect Pitch For This Book After The Novel Ends, Vonnegut Himself Speaks For A Short While About His Survival Of The Dresden Firestorm And Describes And Names The Man Who Inspired This Story Tacked On To The Very End Of This Audio Smorgasbord Is Music, A Dance Single That Uses A Vintage Recording Of Vonnegut Reading From The Book Though Hawke S Reading Is Excellent, One Cannot Help But Wish Vonnegut Himself Had read The Entire Text Copyright Reed Business Information, A Division Of Reed Elsevier Inc All Rights Reserved I regard Vonnegut as a literary deity Breakfast of Champions was the first book I ever read Slaughterhouse Five was my second It singlehandedly catalyzed my love of books Vonnegut himself has always been my favorite no competition Orwell is a distant second I mean, my Mount Rush of authors would only be one face Vonnegut is one of a kind and although many others try, none can quite match his terse and satirical pen.
SH5 s Billy Pilgrim is a phenomenal character He is also a representational Vonnegut character, shaded with a goofy naivete, but also with a contrasting higher knowledge untranslatable to normal situations Interlocked within stories of alien abduction and time travel, is the firebombing of Dresden during WWII something Vonnegut was around to witness He wanted to tell the story, but it was a devastating event, unprecedented in that new adjectives had to be invented, so he took a roundabout way of doing it a non linear way of getting there, so that he ended there, but only kind of As he tells us via the Tralfamadorians, all moments forever float around, never starting or stopping, so Dresden was firebombed at one time, but wasn t It sounds confusing, but it s not He ll explain it to you in the book.


Weird printing, doesn t look like other versions with the same type of cover It s shorter and the text is hard to read Great book though.
I met Kurt Vonnegut in New York City, we were having a drink in the Lobby Bar of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, he was speaking at a writer s forum, in the mid 1980 s, quite an outward thinking individual this Book in some ways reminds me of Margaret Attwood s surreal fantasy s of time and space a different concept to travelling between dimensions, time travels and consequences, while the occurring theme is WW2 and the Bombing of Dresden.