Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut
Reading Order: Book 24
Categories: 2019, Stuart Browning
Pages: 275
Suggested By: Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before you Die
Date Started: July 29, 2019
Date Finished: August 1, 2019
Reason Book was Chosen: This is one of over 1001 books in Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before you Die book (subsequent editions mean that books have been removed and new books have been added). I got hold of a copy of Boxall's book and have been trying to make my way through his suggestions since receiving a copy of the list back in 2004. It's started off well but has been going slow recently. As such I listed all the books I hadn't read in my bookcrossing wishlist and was lucky enough that my Birthday RABCK (Random Act of Bookcrossing Kindness) Buddy, Adrienne, sent me a copy for my Birthday in 2007. I've made a decision to make sure that I read all the books send to me via bookcrossing over the years as soon as I can and pass them along. If you don't know what bookcrossing is and want to know more go to www.bookcrossing.com or e-mail me using the contact button.
My Thoughts

A very interesting novel, I loved the imagery that the Tralfamadorians brought to the story,   I loved the time-travel aspect and the descriptions of the Dresden bombings and the POW camp.  I’ve previously read Vonnegut’s “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.” so it was nice to see the recurring characters Kilgore Trout and Eliot Rosewater.

Billy Pilgrim’s story is quite extra-ordinary, confusing and at times unbelievably insane which I truly loved.

I read this in just 4 days which for me is quite remarkable.

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