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Film of the Book: Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by George Roy Hill (1972)

From the book review:

The narrator, having survived WW2, intends to write a book about the bombing of Dresden, but can’t seem to think of anything to say.

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Book Review

Letture. Il mattatoio di Dresda, 13-15 febbraio 1945

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, 1969 

Fra il 13 e il 15 febbraio del 1945 quattro raid aerei alleati, britannici e americani, rasero al suolo Dresda, la bruciarono con bombe incendiarie, uccisero 25.000 persone (la cifra è oggetto di feroci controversie). 921 more words


Slaughterhouse-Five | WWII

I put this Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut on my WWII list because it kept popping up whenever I googled best World War II books. I did know that it is…unorthodox, so the alien aspect wasn’t a shock. 537 more words

Read The World

The bigger the issue, the smaller you write.

A fantastic example of this writing advice is Kurt Vonnegut’s  Slaughterhouse-Five.

Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.

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Creative Writing

You're So Cliche 2/3

Weekends she works at the more-stately bar 5 blocks down the street whose menu has an unfortunately grilled-cheese-shaped hole in it. It was nestled in the basement of a gothic leviathan of a building encrusted with personality-plus gargoyles. 531 more words

Creative Writing 101

100/365/8: Slaughterhouse Five

The eighth book in my resolution quest is Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

A couple of things:

First, I really love Vonnegut’s writing style. His is a delicious dark humor. 413 more words