CHB Book Club Meeting - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Event date: 
03/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
100 N Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA 70726

March 31st will be the 50th anniversary of Slaughterhouse-Five, come discuss this great novel with the #chbbookclub on the 28th! We meet for bookclub on the last Thursday of every month st 6pm.

Slaughterhouse-Five is the novel that came out of Vonnegut's struggle with PTSD after experiencing the bombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war during WWII. Vonnegut pulled from his experiences one of the greatest American novels. Slaughterhouse-Five is a work of historical science fiction, a satirical autobiography. This is a novel about a man abducted by both Nazis and aliens, and it tells the deepest truths about war in a way that only fiction can. Kurt Vonnegut's work was formative reading for me (and so many others!) but he is frequently left out from debates over the literary canon because he deigned to include elements of the fantastic in his fiction - I look forward to reading this one with the book club so that we can all agree about this literary great (because we will).

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Kevin Powers (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385312080
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Modern Library - February 1994

A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds
 


Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333849
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999

A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National Book Award finalist The Yellow Birds