Slaughterhouse 5: The Children's Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death (Paperback)
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Slaughterhouse 5: The Children's Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death (Paperback)

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On the occasion of VINTAGE's 30th anniversary rediscover the ten best-selling Vintage Classics of all time in beautiful new editions... Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know. `The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.' George Saunders

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784875954
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 178 x 129 mm


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"Marvellous...the writing is pungent, the antics uproarious, the humour suitably black, the wit sharp as a hypodermic" * Daily Telegraph *
"Mr Vonnegut knows a great deal about what is probably the largest massacre in modern history - the fire-bombing of Dresden in 1945. Slaughterhouse Five is a reaction to the event by one of our most gifted and incisive novelists. A work of keen literary artistry" -- Joseph Heller, author of 'Catch-22'
"The individuality of Vonnegut's style is a curious yet perfect match for the pain of the emotional content. A humane, human book that always remains a work of art rather than biography, no matter how apparent the author's presence" -- Kate Atkinson
"Unique...one of the writers who map our landscapes for us, who give names to the places we know best" -- Doris Lessing
"Funny, satirical, compelling, outrageous, fanciful, mordant, fecund and at the bottom-line, simply stoned-out-of-its-mind" * Los Angeles Times *

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“Honesty and Insanity”

I didn’t actually know much about Slaughterhouse 5 before I started reading it, I just knew it was on my list of books to read before I die and it was about or after World War II. My mind was blown at the yarn that... More

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“Nations fight, people die, so it goes…”

As an anti war novel Vonnegut’s genre bending work surpasses even that of Heller, although there are many parallels with ‘Catch 22’, notably in the dark humour, acerbic prose, surreal depiction of events and the... More

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“An okay read for me but worth trying none-the-less”

Having read Cat's Cradle I was looking forward to reading this but I must say I didn't like how it was done. It is really easy to read and Vonnegut has created some superb characters that show the impact of... More

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