Alli (ikilledkenny) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 19: Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut [link]

This book is the second of three that I have to read for my future English class. While I found this book to be a very quick and easy read, I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book I read. This book was very interesting with the whole time travel and philosophical ideas, but I can't really put my finger on what I didn't like. I think I am going to end up skimming through the book again soon (when class starts) to see if I enjoy it more the second time around.

Slaughterhouse-Five follows a young man, Billy Pilgrim, through his life. Billy believes aliens, Tralfamadorians to be exact, have abducted him. We assume that it's through these aliens that he learns to time travel, a skill he frequently uses. In the book Pilgrim bounces around time to all the various portions of his life, many times returning to World War II where he was captured, taken prisoner, and held in Dresden, Germany during the time the city was firebombed and many people were killed. So it goes.

Up Next: Next book for my English class is "Crimes of the Heart"

19 / 50 books ~ 38% done!

3986 / 15000 pages ~ 27% done!

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