Slaughterhouse-Five



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. New Read Kindle ePUB Slaughterhouse-Five Author Kurt Vonnegut – e17streets4all.co.ukSlaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973

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  • Paperback
  • 275 pages
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • English
  • 04 October 2018
  • 0385333846

10 thoughts on “Slaughterhouse-Five

  1. 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, said Billy Pilgrim Pity the men who had to do it I do You must have had mixed feelings, there on the ground 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, said Billy Pilgrim Pity the men who had to do it I do You must have had mixed feelings, there on the ground It was all right, said Billy Everything is all right, and everybody has to do exactly what he does I learned that on Tralfamadore For context, Mr Rumfoord is an old military historian described as hateful and cruel who wants to see weaklings like Billy exterminated.On Tralfamadore, Billy was introduced to the revelation that all things happen exactly as they do, and that they will always happen that way, and that they will never happen any other way Meaning, time is a...

  2. 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 insanity.It s about aliens not the illegal kind, the spacey kind.It s about life.It s about death.so it goes That s one th 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 insanity.It s about aliens not the illegal kind, the spacey kind.It s about life.It s about death.so it goes That s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones This is how I live my life This is how I get through the day Most days I am successful, some days I m not Today is one of the...

  3. 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, of which there are a great many in my seemingly unconventional opinion Take, for instance, Vonnegut s endless repeti 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, of which there are a great many in my seemingly unconventional opinion Take...

  4. 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, Vonnegut has written the only Tralfamadorian novel I can think of These beings, most undoubtedly inspired in Billy Pilgrim s 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, Vonnegut has written the only Tralfamadorian novel I can think of These beings, most undoubtedly inspired in Billy Pilgrim s head by the scattered science fiction plots of Kilgore Trout, experience time as a continuum that is constantly occurringand when they look at time, even though in their version of history, the world is in a constant state of being destroyed fo...

  5. 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 place But, it works so well It cements the book s messag...

  6. 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 confinement for some six months By the time I got to know about it I had already watched too many movies and crammed en 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 confinement for some six months By the time ...

  7. 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 this man while he paces frantically through other people s lives and memories in hopes of shaping his own and forget 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...

  8. says:

    There are only a few books that I ever really try to revisit Sherlock Holmes and his stories are one Some Shakespeare And Slaughterhouse Five I have read this book every year since my first reading almost ten years ago I read it as an undergraduate I read it as a graduate student I ve written three or four papers about it And, yes, I have tried to pawn this book off on as many people as I could over the years You see, this book does something to me whenever I read it It takes me places There are only a few books that I ever really try to revisit Sherlock Holmes and his stories are one Some Shakespeare And Slaughterhouse Five I have read this book every year since my first reading almost ten years ago I read it as an undergraduate I read it as a graduate student I ve written three or four papers about it And, yes, I have tried to pawn this book off on as ...

  9. 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 relief, his irreverence and postmodern lack of sensitivity shine bright as ever here Vonnegut can be funny and grim 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 relief, his i...

  10. says:

    No one really introduced me to this work, despite its resonant presence in the literary canon I adore books that reek of marvelous postmodern perfume This is one original, enthralling, always relevant novel Vonnegut is brave and cowardly because he makes the material his own, yet he is but scenery his main character is an Everyman who is sooo affected by the D...

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