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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Tralfamadorian Book

Identifying the roles the narrator wants us to take on in the book Slaughterhouse-Five is a difficult undertaking. The book begins with an unnamed narrator who solicits trust from us as he explains the details of his “famous book about Dresden.” Then the narrator goes on to tell the story of Billy Pilgrim and how he became unstuck in time. 761 more words

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TBR Thursday 99...

Episode 99…

The TBR has leapt up this week by 3 to 181. I’m in one of my periodic reading slumps but oddly not in a simultaneous acquiring books slump! 784 more words

Book Review

Introduction to Slaughterhouse Five

Going into Slaughterhouse Five, I was excited. I read The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, and I knew if this book was anything like that one, I was about to walk away from the reading it wondering how on Earth anyone could think to write that way. 1,270 more words

Close Reading

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. Following Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, we see his journey as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden and we follow his search for the meaning of life and the unknown. 217 more words


Our Culture on Fire: Why Banned Book Week is Still Relevant

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) raised what many Americans feel to be an antiquated and dated issue: book banning.

Every year, The ALA holds a nationwide, week long event reminding the public that censorship is still a problem. 590 more words

University Of Maryland

"Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

“All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.”

When I grabbed this book in the early hours of the morning I did not mean to actually read it.

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Slaughterhouse-Five - Review

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Published in 1969

Pages: 275

Genre: Satire, science fiction, dark comedy

“All this happened, more or less.”

Writers are told that the first sentence of their book should simultaneously catch the reader’s eye and set the tone for the story; Vonnegut has achieved both of these with the infamous opening line of… 912 more words