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 read it in high school, but I didn’t read any of the books normally assigned […]
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 space aliens who have a non-linear approach to time. For them, what has happened has […]
#151: Yes Please by Amy Poehler: 1 star. #152: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: 4 stars. #153-4: Death Note, Vol. 1 & 2 by Tsugumi Ohba: 5 stars. #155: Lucky Bastard by S.G. Browne: 2 stars. #156-7: Doughnut and When It’s a Jar by Tom Holt: 4 and 3 stars.