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

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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 5 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 140.61g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099800209
  • 9780099800200
  • 862

Review quote

"Marvellous...the writing is pungent, the antics uproarious, the wit as sharp as a hypodermic needle" * Daily Telegraph * "A work of keen literary artistry" -- Joseph Heller "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 "A laughing prophet of doom" * New York Times * "Unique" -- Doris Lessingshow more

About Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During WWII, he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, he witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired Slaughterhouse- Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. He died in 2007.show more

Back cover copy

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 5is 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.show more

Review Text

"A laughing prophet of doom"show more

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