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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Review: Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There isn't any particular relationship between all the messages, except that the author has chosen them carefully, so that, when seen all at once, they produce an image of life that is beautiful and surprising and deep.
There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.

That passage perfectly sums up what kind of an experience the novel is.
It really moves you as not only a reader,but as a human.

The quality of writing is really beautiful,the time shifts are so seamless, giving you the chance to experience someones extraordinary life in such a unique way.
I particularly loved the repetition of phrases you read in an early passage that is later repeated in a completely different season of his life.You truly feel that the passing of time is a circular occurrence.

There are so many of these irresistibly precious moments,where that singular phrase connects two events on opposites sides of his life's spectrum.

The event's themselves were just as wonderful as the composition.
Somehow the book isn't terribly depressing despite the uncanny tragedy behind it all.
Billy has embraced a calm reasoning in the belief,that everything that happens in his life and will happen was always meant to be and even if he's miserable now,there is another him in a different time who is happy.
If makes you feel like everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
Even when it isn't, even when it does.

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