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Billy Pilgrim - hapless barber's assistant, successful optometrist, alien abductee, senile widower and soldier - has become unstuck in time

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By Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim - hapless barber's assistant, successful optometrist, alien abductee, senile widower and soldier - has become unstuck in time. Hiding in the basement of a slaughterhouse in Dresden, with the city and its inhabitants burning above him, he finds himself a survivor of one of the most deadly and destructive battles of the Second World War. But when, exactly? How did he get here? And how does he get out?Travel through time and space on the shoulders of Vonnegut himself.

This is a book about war. Listen to what he has to say: it is of the utmost urgency.

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Superb

This novel has won many awards and is a great short read. Billed as an 'anti-war' book by many this novel is so much more than that. The author, in reality, and the book's protagonist both survived the bombing of Dresden that saw mass death. This book takes the reader on a time hopping journey through the life of the protagonist and the rest is for the reader to surmise. A brilliant book.

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