Cbr11bingo Banned Book, bingo #10 & 11 A frequently challenged classic according to ALA Slaughterhouse-Five propelled Kurt Vonnegut to fame when it was published in 1969. It has been banned in a number of school districts over the decades for language, sex and religious references. Slaughterhouse-Five is Vonnegut’s attempt to write about his experience as a POW in Dresden during WWII, where he witnessed the firebombing that destroyed the city and caused the deaths of 135,000 people. Slaughterhouse-Five is an anti-war classic that shows through […]
There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters.” So basically everyone I’ve ever talked to has read this book before me, and I’m kinda pissed off about that. Why didn’t y’all tell me I needed to read this? I know most people had to […]
Slaughterhouse Five was on my “to read” list because of its acclaim, so for me it was medicine that I wanted to take. This was an uncomfortable novel, but certainly an important one, as Vonnegut painstakingly outlines his anti-war stance and the far-reaching consequences of war. Billy Pilgrim is a reluctant participant in war and his experiences in Dresden are always with him. He suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, and spends his life “traveling in time” along his personal timeline due to his experiences with […]
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