Slaughterhouse-Five is the first novel that I have read by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. I am uncertain how I have gone so long without reading one of his novels. I will certainly be reviewing more of his work in the future.
On one hand, Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction book. The main character, Billy Pilgrim, is kidnapped by aliens and slips through time reliving his life. On the other hand, Slaughterhouse-Five is a look at the human experience and effects of war. It is a light read novel with a lot of depth.
The writing is brilliant, it is both humorous and meaningful. The characters are ironic – I mean his name is Billy Pilgrim, yet real. The novel itself will be one that will stick with you until you decide to pick it up to read one more time. It is just one of those types of books. Even if you never read science fiction you should pick up Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, after all it is less a science fiction book and more a humanistic perspective.
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