Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut successfully blends reality with the absurd to craft a tragic, yet somewhat humorous anti-war tale in Slaughterhouse-Five. The science fiction elements blend in beautifully to the semi-autobiographical account, and work to illustrate Vonnegut's ideas on ethics on the nature of time. Though Slaughterhouse-Five is a fast read, you will constantly be pausing to meditate on the book's insights, as pertinent today as they were when the book was written.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3572.O5 S6 1969
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kirsten Moore, History & Screenwriting Student
Rating: Highly Recommended

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