Nov 182012
 
Memorable Moments in Slaughterhouse Five

I recently read Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut.  It is commonly listed as a great American classic, widely prescribed as required reading in grade school, and often described as an anti-war novel.  My impression of it was slightly different. I found Slaughterhouse Five to be an stark tribute to the confused nature of a human search for meaning in life, and the problems we all have when coping with grief and loss.  The protagonist of the novel, Billy Pilgrim, does not live according to a linear conception of time.  He jumps around, informing the reader of various significant moments in [Read More…]