Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The book club will meet Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the library. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library.
Slaughterhouse Five is the now famous parable of Billy Pilgrim, a World War II veteran and POW, who has in the later stage of his life become “unstuck in time” and who experiences at will (or unwillingly) all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously. Traumatized by the bombing of the Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. Slaughterhouse Five was hugely successful, brought Vonnegut an enormous audience, was a finalist for the National Book Award and a bestseller and remains four decades later as timeless and shattering war fiction as Catch 22 with which it stands as the two single novels of their riotous and furious decade. 4.0 stars, 285 pages.
Looking ahead- A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry will be discussed on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the library. Copies of book club books can be picked up at the library.