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Slaughterhouse-Five

by Kurt Vonnegut

Review of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

 

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       What if we could exist outside of time?  What if we could see our whole lives before our eyes, clear as the present day?  How would that affect the way we live, the way we view reality, life and death and time?  All these questions and more are posed in Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five.  It is the story of a young WWII soldier named Billy Pilgrim who becomes "unstuck" in time, causing him to randomly shift through time and space, seeing his future, his past, and worlds and concepts far beyond anything mere humans can understand.  When I first began reading, about five days ago, I was amazed by the depth of the concepts presented in the book.  They were in some ways, so understandable, and in other ways, unfathomable.  For a while, I thought this might be THE book.  It didn't turn out to be so incredible.  It dropped off a bit in the latter half, losing its momentum both in plot and philosophical depth, but it did manage to pick back up toward the end.  For all its flaws, it still proves to be an emotional and thought-provoking experience.  Not many of us think about the nature of life, time, and reality.  It would be nice if more people would read this book, and thus perhaps begin to think about their existence on a deeper level.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by Count Orad

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       When I first read Slaughterhouse-Five, I thought to myself "what the hell just happened". But at the same time, during the entire time I was reading, thought like this is extremely fasinating. I couldn't put it down. The book will make you laugh when you think you shouldn't ("so it goes"), and overall just mixed with what emotion to take in. 5 STARS! I'll be sure to be on a Kurt Vonnegut kick.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by Jake

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       Slaughterhouse-Five, Slaughterhouse-Five, such a fantastic book. Well, actually, the first time I read it I found it sort of inaccessible and difficult to relate to. The second time I read it I was immersed in it. After my fifth reading or so I can honestly say that this book has changed my life. It gives perspective. It's funny and sad all at once. Hilariously depressing.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by Silas

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       Slaughterhouse 5 started my obsession with Vonnegut. I'd say his style of writing is the best ever. All of his stories are filled with the great morals. The Sirens of Titan and Cat's Cradle are my favorite Vonnegut though. This book should be second, only to Harry Potter.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by KW

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       Slaughter House 5 is with out a doubt a classic. I love good ol' Kurt's style of storytelling very careful with his words lest he waist one; but, i find Bluebeard a much better novel i may be corrupted in my love of art. so if you are not a fan of art please kindly disregard but i would gladly recommend either.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by Jeff

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       Wow, this book is crazy, it's all over the place. It goes from one sentence with him as a baby to him at the end of his life, then to him on another planet back to him in the war. It's a trip. I would have to say that I liked it not loved it. I don't think I would ever read it again. This book was.... something. 3 out of 5 stars for me.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by Shannon

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       This book will take you back and forth, and then back again, through the horrors and struggles a man faces after fighting in a war, without really telling much about the war itself.  This book was kind of the beginning of an obsession of Kurt Vonnegut. If you read this, you will find reading Vonnegut quite addicting, and will not be dissapointed.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut was reviewed by Cody Paul

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