Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Posted May 15, 2012 in Reviews / 5 Comments
Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

“Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” So begins Kurt Vonnegut’s most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five. This novel is Vonnegut trying to find meaning in his experiences in WWI; he survived both the Battle of the Bulge and the 1945 bombing of Dresden, and he struggled for the rest of his life with the things he witnessed during the war. Slaughterhouse-Five is an anti-war novel that also isn’t an anti-war novel. As Vonnegut acknowledges in the opening chapter, one might as well […]