Slaughter House 5 -- Kurt Vonnegut

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Slaughter House 5 -- Kurt Vonnegut

Post by dan » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:05 am

Thus far, I recommend that most people read this book for the writing as well as the story. This is the first book of Vonnegut's that I have read and I'm impressed. It's a quick read too at 267 pages. Enjoy.

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Post by Kazu » Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:51 am

Yep. This is very good. I recommend checking out Breakfast of Champions next.
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Post by bluebottle » Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:43 am

great read, second recommendation.
and like it's been said it's a quick read
'something really witty/funny or profound here!'
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Post by Azzamckazza » Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:01 pm

....so it goes....
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Post by Mike Thompson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:02 pm

Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle story is EXCELLENT...Ice 9!!! Also, check out Bluebeard and Hocus Pocus!

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Post by Greg T » Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:07 pm

Cat's Cradle is my favorite Vonnegut book. Great story, but then again, they're all great.
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Post by Monk » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:50 pm

My first Vonnegut was his recent Timequake, followed in quick succession by four more of his, including SH5. It's been a couple of years, though...
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Post by Unwen » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:11 pm

I read SH5 a short while ago. It's the first book I read from Vonnegut and I also found it really good. Especially since it's an antiwar story concealed in Sci-Fi. Like Vonnegut hinted, it's almost like he had to put in a surreal einvironment to be able to write about his experiences in the first place. It's also interesting for me as a German to see how he wrote about his experience in Dresden.
Does anybody know how popular it is in general?
It seems to me that it is a bit undervalued compared to books dealing with similar stuff, like Catch22, Nothing new in the West or The Quiet American.

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Post by Ayo » Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:32 pm

Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle are two of my favorite books.

Which....doesn't mean a whole lot coming from me, because I consider myself underread, but regardless...
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