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⇔ Kindle Ebook By Kurt Vonnegut ⦣ [PDF]- Free Download & Online Slaughterhouse-Five ⧽ Kurt Vonnegut s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore In a plot scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his and Vonnegut s shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden Don t let the ease of reading fool you Vonnegut s isn t a conventional, or simple, novel He writes, There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick, and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters Slaughterhouse Five taken from the name of the building where the POWs were held is not only Vonnegut s most powerful book, it is as important as any written since 1945 Like Catch 22, it fashions the author s experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority Slaughterhouse Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut s other works, but the book s basis in rock hard, tragic fact gives it a unique poignancy and humor.Listen Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time So begins Vonnegut s absurdist 1969 classic Hawke rises to the occasion of performing this sliced and diced narrative, which is part sci fi and partially based on Vonnegut s experience as a American prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany during the firebombing of 1945 that killed thousands of civilians Billy travels in time and space, stopping here and there throughout his life, including his long visit to the planet Tralfamador, where he is mated with a porn star Hawke adopts a confidential, whisper like tone for his reading Listening to him is like listening to someone tell you a story in the back of a busthe perfect pitch for this book After the novel ends, Vonnegut himself speaks for a short while about his survival of the Dresden firestorm and describes and names the man who inspired this story Tacked on to the very end of this audio smorgasbord is music, a dance single that uses a vintage recording of Vonnegut reading from the book Though Hawke s reading is excellent, one cannot help but wish Vonnegut himself had read the entire text Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. Slaughterhouse-Five

  • 3.1
  • 2510
  • Hardcover
  • B003XVYLDU
  • Slaughterhouse-Five

  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • English
  • 25 July 2017
  • 285 pages

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