Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Slaughterhouse-5 is by Kurt Vonnegut. The classic must-read by the master of dark humor and satire. This story follows Billy Pilgrim through his life to his capture by the Germans in WWII, and his survival of the fire bombing of Dresden. Billy has become unstuck in time after his abduction by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, so the book's plot line is also "unstuck in time". Similar to Catch-22 in it's use of dark humor to take an anti-war position. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended read.

Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).

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