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Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim is drafted for WWII, like many other young men, very young men. Billy is a chaplain’s assistant and does not carry a gun, but this does not serve him well later when he is captured by the Germans. 848 more words

Fiction

Top 5 Wednesday: First Sentences

This top 5 Wednesday is dedicated to my favorite first sentences in books. The lines that have hooked me and made me want to devour every other line of the book. 148 more words

Top 5 Wednesday

"Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

Having read so much and so eclectically, I found when I finally came to this post-war classic, I heard echoes of previous books I’d read. Our protagonist, Billy Pilgrim has an unexplained involuntary ability to flit through time to visit various stages of his life, echoing Henry’s time travelling in “ 413 more words

4 Star Review

Master Grand Doodler

Recently, it occurred to me to reread some books that I had LOVED, capitals warranted, as a young teenager. Partly because I don’t remember them very well now 30 (okay, 30+) years after reading them and partly because I wanted to see if I still even liked them. 390 more words

Art

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

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. 208 more words

Book Review

Slaughterhouse-Five, A Gloriously Mundane Work of Art

This is a book that I read because I determined it was my duty to have done so. Having now completed it, I am glad to have consumed it, although I’ll be perfectly honest with you: I still don’t know how to feel about it. 575 more words

Mini-Review Round Up: WWII edition

Back in May 2014 I had a short but intense World War II phase. Most of things I read and watched were set during that period and I researched it a ton. 624 more words

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