Slaughterhouse-Five

All done!  Great book- I love Kurt Vonnegut’s writing style.  It is lavish, but not pretentious or difficult to read, which I appreciate.  It is a Sci-Fi novel, but based on true events, about the bombing of Dresden in Germany during World War II.  A great book that will make you think about war and the effects that it has on people- but not in a preachy or persuasive  manner.  It lets you think for yourself.  Go re-read this book, or read it for the first time- you wont be disappointed.  There are so many great quotes and observations, so I will share just one:

It is so short and jumbled and jangled, Sam, because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Everybody is supposed to be dead, to never say anything or want anything ever again. Everything is supposed to be very quiet after a massacre, and it always is, except for the birds.  And what do the birds say? “Poo-tee-weet”  

So it goes.   Check it out on Amazon here.

Slaughterhouse Five

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