Publish Date: 1969
One of the greatest modern antiwar books, this novel is an American classic. Part autobiography, part science-fiction, Slaughterhouse-Five mixes Vonnegut’s own experience as a POW and the adventures of Billy Pilgrim, barber’s assistant, optometrist and alien abductee, who finds himself ‘unstuck in time’, hiding in the basement of a slaughterhouse in Dresden, during one of the deadliest battles of the Second World War. How did he get here? And how does he get out?