Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children’s Crusade: a duty-dance with death by Kurt Vonnegut

This is perhaps Kurt Vonnegut’s most acclaimed novel. It was informed by his time as a WW II POW when he endured the firebombing of Dresden. The book exposes the insanity and complete folly of war.  I learned from the Charles Shields biography, And So It Goes, that it took Vonnegut 30 years to tell this story.  It won’t take you that long to read it.

Reviewed by Benton


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