Alli (ikilledkenny) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 22: Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut [link]

This is the second time I am reading this book. Like Confederacy of Dunces, I first read it over the summer in preparation for my English class, and now I've read it a second time. I do remember the first time I read the book, I did not enjoy it and thought it was very confusing with the time travel. The second time through though, with the wisdom of my teacher (haha), I actually enjoyed it more this time and could take away the message Vonnegut was trying to send.

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 to re-read for my English class is "Crimes of the Heart"

22 / 50 books ~ 44% done!

4712 / 15000 pages ~ 31% done!

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