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ISBN13: 9780440180296
ISBN10: 0440180295
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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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"Highly imaginative, nearly psychedelic....It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; it is very Vonnegut; and it works." The New York Times

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"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has written one of the major novels of the year....Haunting....Irresistible reading....Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement." Boston Globe

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"Splendid art and simplicity....Nerve-racking control....A funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears, a tale told in a slaughterhouse." Life magazine

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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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Jen2386, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jen2386)
This is absolutely my favorite book of all time. A must read! I have read it several times.
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ReaderOfBooks, April 2, 2011 (view all comments by ReaderOfBooks)
This is my favorite book in the world! Billy Pilgrim's time - traveling throughout the book adds a lot of fun to it. You never know what part of his life you'll be reading about next. I also like the Tralfamadorians and how they view time like a stretch of mountains. I like how Kurt Vonnegut tells Billy Pilgrim's life in a non - chronological order. His traveling through time shows how little control he has in his life, in a way. It uses the idea of having no free will, like some other Kurt Vonnegut novels, like Cat's Cradle. Awesome book!
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ReaderOfBooks, April 2, 2011 (view all comments by ReaderOfBooks)
This is my favorite book in the world! Billy Pilgrim's time - traveling throughout the book adds a lot of fun to it. You never know what part of his life you'll be reading about next. I also like the Tralfamadorians and how they view time like a stretch of mountains. I like how Kurt Vonnegut tells Billy Pilgrim's life in a non - chronological order. His traveling through time shows how little control he has in his life, in a way. It uses the idea of having no free will, like some other Kurt Vonnegut novels, like Cat's Cradle. Awesome book!
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ISBN:
9780440180296
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
World War, 19
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Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Laurel ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Large Print:
Y
Series Volume:
95
Publication Date:
November 1991
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.92x4.23x.61 in. .24 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Laurel Editions - English 9780440180296 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Highly imaginative, nearly psychedelic....It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; it is very Vonnegut; and it works."
"Review" by , "Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has written one of the major novels of the year....Haunting....Irresistible reading....Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement."
"Review" by , "Splendid art and simplicity....Nerve-racking control....A funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears, a tale told in a slaughterhouse."
"Synopsis" by , 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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