Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a 1969 novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. about the experiences and journeys through time of a soldier named Billy Pilgrim. He does not like wars and is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans put Billy and his fellow prisoners in a disused slaughterhouse in Dresden. The firebombing of Dresden is a central event in the novel.
The reviews of Slaughterhouse-Five have been largely positive and in its publication year, Slaughterhouse-Five was nominated for a best-novel Nebula Award & for a best-novel Hugo Award, 1970. It also appeared in Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.
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