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An Adventure: Seattle to Maui

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Aloha from Maui, Hawaii! This last week I’ve been lounging on beaches, drinking Pina Coladas and catching up on some much needed novel reading. 424 more words

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SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

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

The Boston Globe

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Nature Trap

Well here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why. – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five:

Billy now shuffled down his upstairs hallway, knowing he was about to be kidnapped by a flying saucer. The hallway was zebra-striped with darkness and moonlight.

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A Short Analysis of Some Functions of Science Fiction and Time Travel in Slaughterhouse-Five

“The time is out of joint – o cursed spite!

That ever I was born to set it right!”

  -Hamlet I, Scene 5

In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut uses the elements of Science Fiction and Time Travel to create a story structure that has two functions: to illustrate and evoke in the reader the trauma that displaces its victim in terms of reality and perception, and the powerlessness of most (if not any) philosophy to subdue the haunting of war.

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Bookmarked: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five by Curtis Smith

REVIEWED BY KRISTINA MORICONI

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five | Curtis Smith | IG Publishing| April 2016| 185 pages | ISBN: 978-1632460110

Upon initial glance, this first title in the Bookmarked series, … 624 more words

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Slaughterhouse Five: Kurt Vonnegut

It took me over 30 years to finally read a Kurt Vonnegut book. I think sometimes I don’t read a lot of classics because I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed (Emma, I’m lookin’ at you). 628 more words

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