Review: Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five”
I blithely marked this off KAM’s list years ago, but having just (re?)read it I think I must have been a) asleep or b) in someone else’s body while this book was being read. A sharp, clever and terrible account of the dog-days of WWII, particularly the fire-bombing of Dresden, Vonnegut flings his hero Billy Pilgrim into time travel, zoos on other planets, and prisoner-of-war camps in doomed German cities. Compassionate and grounded, I can highly recommend it. Enjoy.
Where it came from: MM’s Bookshelf
Time and manner of reading: Padding reads around dinner this evening
Where it went: Home
Reminds me of/that: —
Who I’d recommend it to: Readers seeking a witty, savvy classic
Also reading: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews; A Brief Stay with the Living by Marie Darrieussecq