Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
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About the Author
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) made his mark with his brilliant antiwar novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), published during the height of the protests against the Vietnam War. But he endured as a purveyor of mind-warping, surreal fiction that just so happened to be funny. In a career spanning over 50 years and numerous books, he published fourteen novels, including Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction.
Date of Birth:November 11, 1922
Date of Death:April 11, 2007
Place of Birth:Indianapolis, Indiana
Place of Death:New York, New York
Education:Cornell University, 1940-42; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1943; University of Chicago, 1945-47; M.A., 1971
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I listened to this audiobook narrated by James Franco. I'm not even sure what to say about this. It was such an enjoyable read (listen). This was my first experience with Vonnegut and his writing is beautiful - like poetry in prose form. The story just flowed so simply and easily. The surreal nature of the experiences of Billy Pilgrim, combj Ed with the masterful performance by James Franco, worked together perfectly. I felt like a little kid being read a story that is all at once sad, funny, magical and mystical. I think this is the first time I can say that a book was an experience