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Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or The Children's Crusade | Kurt Vonnegut
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BookwormAHN
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Last book for November and this was a weird one. It is about a man, Billy Pilgrim, who gets displaced in time and is kidnapped by aliens. All of this starts when he is a soldier during World War 2. You never really know whether he's nuts or not.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage So, a #soldiersstory, then? Sometimes classics are so weird ... 1w
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TheSpineView
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#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

#ReadInHighSchool

I had to read this for my Junior english class. So long ago!

veritysalter I‘ve just bought a copy, it‘s on my TBR 📚 3w
TheSpineView @veritysalter I need to reread because I have forgotten a lot of what happens. 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3w
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Jari-chan
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After reading this book I thought back to my days in school and asked myself, why didn't we read this? Or Catch 22? These books are printed awesomeness.

#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻and what a book! 2mo
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kezzlou85
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#Scareathlon starts October 1st if anyone else wants to enter. See posts by @Clwojick or @TheReadingMermaid for more info and sign up forms.

Clwojick Woohoo! This is going to be brilliant. ☠ 3mo
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Ellen_C
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Incredible anti-war novel, the story of Billy Pilgrim, who has become unstuck in time. Billy, like Vonnegut, witnessed the firebombing of Dresden as a POW. Billy also has been abducted by aliens, been a successful businessman, and more, always knowing his inevitable future. Great read for #BannedBooksWeek https://cannonballread.com/2019/09/slaughterhouse-five-elcicco/

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I‘ve read a few of the author‘s novels, and this is by far my least favorite...so it goes. It reads fairly monotonously, and the plot is forgettable. In all honesty it was my hope that each next page would bring some fresh twist or revelation that helped me make it all the way through. I would recommend spending time on his other books instead of this one.

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Leftcoastzen
Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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Thrifted yesterday, all 1.50 or less.When you go to Trader Joe‘s and there is an organic wine called Well Read , what could I do but buy it to try it!
#wineandbooks

ValerieAndBooks Great finds! Wish our local TJ‘s sold wine! 3mo
Leftcoastzen @ValerieAndBooks is it a state liquor law thing? 3mo
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Eggs
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Ruthiella You have a Vonnegut book for every color!😁 4mo
Eggs Thanks @PaperbackPirate 💗 @Ruthiella You know it! 4mo
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Naominats
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And Lot‘s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people & their homes had been. But she did look back, & I love her for that, because it was so human.
So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes.
People aren‘t supposed to look back. I‘m certainly not going to do it anymore. I‘ve finished my war book now. The next one I write is going to be fun. This one is a failure, & had to be since it was written by a pillar of salt.

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Faibka
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GingerAntics Is this from the beginning? Where are you in the book so far? 4mo
Daisey This was one of the quotes from this book that struck me the most when I read it. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics it‘s near the end, I‘ve already finished it but I‘m going back to quotes I found interesting 4mo
Faibka @Daisey yes! For me too. In the midst of all the dark humor there‘s a very powerful message of the senselessness of war and how it dehumanizes, which is why I liked the book so much 4mo
GingerAntics That‘s what I thought, but this seemed almost like it belonged at the beginning. I guess I‘m going to have to get reading beyond the intro. 4mo
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Faibka
Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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“Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber? Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.”

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 4mo
Faibka @MrBook it‘s always better when you have a reading buddy 😺 4mo
MrBook @Faibka Indubitably! I miss mine. 😩😿 4mo
Faibka @MrBook oh I‘m so sorry 😢 4mo
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Faibka
Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”

GingerAntics Just looked it up, I have 6 weeks to start and finish Twelve Patients before the new season of New Amsterdam premiers, so I have a little time to play with. I can start this first. 4mo
Faibka Great! I finished it and I actually want to read it again 😆 4mo
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Faibka
Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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“And Lot‘s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human.
So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”

GingerAntics I finally have a copy of this. It‘s been on my wish list for ages. Maybe I should read this next. I need to read the book New Amsterdam is based on before it comes back in the fall, though. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I just finished it! After a horrible reading slump and locking myself up like a hermit, this was just what I needed. I would love to know your thoughts on it when you read it. 4mo
GingerAntics I‘m thinking soon. I need to read this and Twelve Patients before September. 4mo
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twohectobooks
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Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️❤️Kurt!👏👍 4mo
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Liriope
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Not what I expected when I picked it up to read, but ended up enjoying the non-sensical time travel and the Tralfamadorian's perspective of time and death.

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Carolyn11215
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Some powerful passages in this book!!

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Carolyn11215
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“America is the wealthiest nation on earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves...It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor, even though America is a nation of poor.” Times may change but the reality for many in the US, not so much.

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MySharonaK
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Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏👏 5mo
rretzler 🤣 5mo
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tjwill Love KV! 5mo
Eggs @tjwill 💗🤗📚 5mo
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twohectobooks
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Pickpick

I love Vonnegut‘s style and quite enjoyed this book. It‘s about Billy Pilgrim, WWII veteran & POW who witnessed the Allied attack on Dresden and becomes unstuck in time via his experiences with the alien Tralfamadorians. Didn‘t realize that this is the source of “everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.” I did feel like the non-linear story telling undercuts the climax a bit, plus I read about Dresden and the facts recontextualize this story.

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LibrarianBecky
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Mehso-so

Another one done .. and I have to say I have mixed feelings for this one .. I finished it because that‘s what I do lol! Would I recommend it?? I don‘t know 🙈 .. it‘s a satirical look at WWII.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I have several of the unread ones on my shelf just haven‘t gotten around to them yet. Once again saw this on @thegirlwiththelibrarybag
https://www.buzzfeed.com/rubyreds/how-many-of-these-ap-lit-books-have-you-read-1...

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