One of the very best anti-war novels ever written
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: June 1991
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.8 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1
Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the world's great anti-war books.
Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.