audrey_e (audrey_e) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 39

Originally posted by audrey_e at Book 39
39 SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Kurt Vonnegut (USA, 1969)

A traumatized WWII American soldier believes he can both travel through time and out of the Earth.

I'm glad I finally got around this classic of American literature!
I was very impressed with the way Vonnegut was able to capture the confusion of his main character and the misery of warfare through it. Slaughterhouse-Five is ultimately one the sharpest criticism of war I've ever read because it focuses on the nonsense and incomprehension wars spawn. 
This is a novel that truly deserves its status of modern classic.


Tags: sci-fi, war

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