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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey and is hosted by Samantha.

This week’s topic asks for favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books.
I left out Harry Potter because… well Harry Potter’s my favorite everything… 356 more words


On re-reading 'Slaughterhouse 5'

I’ve read Elie Wiesel, Victor Frankel, Cory Ten Boom, & Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Somehow, this is the easiest story to take. No doubt because the brutal reality is tempered with not only the seemingly light hearted science fiction, but also with the superficial & banal life of the American bourgeoisie. 79 more words


Slaughterhouse-5 Review; excellent with few conditions.

“One thing was clear: Absolutely everybody in the city was supposed to be dead, regardless of what they were, and that anybody that moved in it represented a flaw in the design.” (113)

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Here we are, trapped in the amber of this moment

“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”

Kurt Vonnegut is a genius – and it turns out…

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Review: Slaughterhouse-5 - Kurt Vonnegut *****

“And I asked myself about the present:
how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”

Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. 480 more words


Slaughterhouse/Charnel house

Bought this book three years ago, much later than I heard this book (Slaughterhouse 5). I’ve read Vonnegut’s other books in translation, much earlier, but what only remains is “his attitude”, which later on I understood that it’s his black humour. 285 more words

Susan Sontag

Day 73, No. 73. Jon from Watchmen

HAIRCUT 100: Day 73, No. 73. Dr. Jonathan Osterman, the naked blue guy from the original Watchman by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1987), an academic transformed by accident into a post-Nietzschean Superman figure that explores the questions first raised by Moore in… 120 more words

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