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Slaughterhouse-Five, Or, the Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

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Launched in November, Dell's Kurt Vonnegut reissue program continues with one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
ninthchord

Not science fiction

by ninthchord on Aug 17, 2010

This was my introduction to Vonnegut, and I plan to read more. He certainly has an ironic, offhanded way of describing the bombing of Dresden. Early on he says that writing a book about ending war would be like writing a book about stopping glaciers. The point is that there will always be war, although ... More

Groucho
by Groucho on Jun 3, 2010

This is really a philosophic treatise on the nature of time, among its other topics. The author is as entertaining as ever, but offers more food for thought, Well worth the investments of time, money and intellect. More

Ellyb
by Ellyb on Sep 10, 2009

Everyone should read this book at least once, as it is rightly viewed as a masterpiece of American literature. Kurt Vonnegut feeds his experience as a prisoner of war in Dresden through a tangled prism of time travel and outer space and out comes the truly arresting question of how we find ourselves ... More

SeldomSeen

So it goes...

by SeldomSeen on Sep 5, 2008

Vonnegut's masterpiece. One of the top ten must reads of the late 20th century. More

NickE

"Poo-tee-weet?"

by NickE on Aug 6, 2007

Slaughterhouse-Five, Or The Children's Crusade : A Duty-dance with Death is a fantastic adventure through time, war and space. The book is a great first-step into Mr. Vonnegut and certainly a book for long time fans. It follows the story of Billy Pilgrim through his wartime escapades, his life after ... More

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Bill

Tell me if its worth while

Having a character with my name makes reading the book seem interesting, but the book sounds a little strange. Can someone tell me that it is worth buying the book to read. Bill Pilgrim

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