Currently Reading Slaughterhouse-Five

I'm currently reading Slaughterhouse-Five. This is the second Kurt Vonnegut book I've read. The first one, "Breakfast of Champions" was brilliant writing, and if you haven't read it, you must. Towards the end I couldn't stop smiling and saying out loud "oh, shit" as he creatively places himself in the bar as the "creator" of one of his characters, Kilgore Trout. It was so beautiful. If you ever hear me reference "Goodbye, Blue Monday", Breakfast of Champions is why. So, on to Slaughterhouse.

slaughterhouse-five book cover

Here's the synopsis via

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.

I'm at office, catching up on last week's work. I'm looking forward to going home and making a dent into the Vonnegut novel. Also looking forward to Sunday for some reason.

Excellent Quote from the book:

"That was one of the things about the end of the war: Absolutely anybody who wanted a weapon could have one. They were lying all around."

So true.

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