Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade: a duty-dance with death

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(13)
4 star
 
(11)
3 star
 
(3)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(2)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
850L
Description

'The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.' George Saunders

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 Five 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.

'An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist' New York Times Book Review

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385312080
9781433269769
9780385289405
9780783883700
9780060735555
9781433269691
9780440339069
9780795311987
9780060573775
9780385333849
9780440180296
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2a05f22a-72fe-4f8b-5bd6-d331dbe00c58
Grouping Title slaughterhouse five
Grouping Author vonnegut kurt
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-11 23:15:54PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-11 23:39:36PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 8
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6
auth_author2 Hawke, Ethan, 1970-
author Vonnegut, Kurt.
author2-role Blackstone Audio, Inc., Findaway World, LLC., Hawke, Ethan,1970-, Playaway Digital Audio.
author_display Vonnegut, Kurt
available_at_school Cane Ridge High, Glencliff High, Hillwood High, Hume-Fogg Magnet High, Hunter's Lane High, McGavock High, Nashville School of the Arts, Overton High, Pearl-Cohn High
collection_school Audiobook, Fiction
detailed_location_school Cane Ridge High - Teen Audiobook, Glencliff High - Teen Fiction, Hillwood High - Teen Audiobook, Hillwood High - Teen Fiction, Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Audiobook, Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction, Hunter's Lane High - Teen Audiobook, Hunter's Lane High - Teen Fiction, McGavock High - Teen Audiobook, McGavock High - Teen Fiction, Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction, Overton High - Teen Fiction, Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Audiobook, Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction
display_description

Adapted for a magnificent George Roy Hill film three years later (perhaps the only film adaptation of a masterpiece which exceeds its source), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) is the now famous parable of Billy Pilgrim, a World War II veteran and POW, who has in the later stage of his life become "unstuck in time" and who experiences at will (or unwillingly) all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously.

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralmafadorians who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

The "unstuck" nature of Pilgrim's experience may constitute an early novelistic use of what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; then again, Pilgrim's aliens may be as "real" as Dresden is real to him. Struggling to find some purpose, order or meaning to his existence and humanity's, Pilgrim meets the beauteous and mysterious Montana Wildhack (certainly the author's best character name), has a child with her and drifts on some supernal plane, finally, in which Kilgore Trout, the Tralmafadorians, Montana Wildhack and the ruins of Dresden do not merge but rather disperse through all planes of existence.

Slaughterhouse-Fivewas hugely successful, brought Vonnegut an enormous audience, was a finalist for the National Book Award and a bestseller and remains four decades later as timeless and shattering a war fiction as Catch-22, with which it stands as the two signal novels of their riotous and furious decade.

format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_school Book, CD audio book, Large Print, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
id 2a05f22a-72fe-4f8b-5bd6-d331dbe00c58
isbn 9780060573775, 9780060735555, 9780385289405, 9780385312080, 9780385333849, 9780440180296, 9780440339069, 9780783883700, 9780795311987, 9781433269691, 9781433269769
item_details ils:CARL0000130744|35192022958213|Green Hills - Adult Large Print|Fiction Vonnegu Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192016873907|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192016873949|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192020277764|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192021965193|Looby - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||LO||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192024375630|North - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||NO||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192039181965|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||TL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192040159778|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192043141526|Inglewood - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||IN||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192043141542|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192043141567|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192044311292|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192044311318|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GO||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192045101015|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192046823716|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192047203470|Bordeaux - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192047203488|Edgehill - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EH||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192047203512|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192048911618|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192048911626|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EA||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192048911634|Edgehill - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EH||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192048911642|Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192048911659|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||RP||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192048911675|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000131160|35192090042254|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000131160|A00381354|Glencliff High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||64325||, ils:CARL0000131160|A01706716|Hunter's Lane High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6A452||, ils:CARL0000131160|A01905721|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000131160|B00132823|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000131160|B00421215|Hillwood High - Teen Fiction|SCI F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000131160|B00529122|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000131160|B00637936|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||6F615||, ils:CARL0000131160|B00759976|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000131160|B00759977|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000131160|FF00038540|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||6D532||, ils:CARL0000131160|FF00038542|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000131160|FF00150117|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|Classics F Von|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000131160|P00351335|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000131160|QQ00161811|Hunter's Lane High - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6A452||, ils:CARL0000131160|QQ00168958|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000131160|QQ00168959|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000307497|35192046897009|Looby - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LO||, ils:CARL0000307497|35192049569258|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000348261|35192040011912|Looby - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||LO||, ils:CARL0000348261|35192042058739|Donelson - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Vonnegu|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000348261|A02025978|McGavock High - Teen Audiobook|PLA F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000348261|FW10011132|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Audiobook|F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000348261|MT00001235|Hillwood High - Teen Audiobook|PLA F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000348261|MT00001236|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Audiobook|PLA F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000348261|MT00002219|Hunter's Lane High - Teen Audiobook|PLA F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6A452||, ils:CARL0000348261|MT00002835|Cane Ridge High - Teen Audiobook|PLA F VON|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||, overdrive:30226ccd-c6d2-40aa-bf18-b5fbf0051231|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:58c408e8-1e6c-4d50-8663-26f6819bcf62|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:edeae7e2-64cd-4028-88d8-448d824a4958|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_school , Book, CD audio book, Large Print Book, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-11-12T05:39:36.082Z
lexile_score 850
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school Classics F Von, F VON, PLA F VON, SCI F VON
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Cane Ridge High, Glencliff High, Hillwood High, Hume-Fogg Magnet High, Hunter's Lane High, McGavock High, Nashville School of the Arts, Overton High, Pearl-Cohn High
primary_isbn 9780385312080
publishDate 1994, 1998, 2003, 2009
record_details ils:CARL0000130744|Large Print|Books||English|G.K. Hall,|1998.|232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000131160|Book|Books|25th anniversary ed.|English|Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence,|1994.|xiii, 205 p. : ill. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000307497|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Caedmon/HarperCollinsPublishers,|p2003.|5 sound discs (360 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000348261|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|[released 2009], c2009.|1 sound media player (6 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:30226ccd-c6d2-40aa-bf18-b5fbf0051231|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2009|, overdrive:58c408e8-1e6c-4d50-8663-26f6819bcf62|eBook|eBook||English|RosettaBooks||, overdrive:edeae7e2-64cd-4028-88d8-448d824a4958|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2003|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:30226ccd-c6d2-40aa-bf18-b5fbf0051231 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000307497 35192049569258 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000307497 35192046897009 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000130744 35192022958213 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:edeae7e2-64cd-4028-88d8-448d824a4958 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192043141526 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192047203512 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192048911618 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 QQ00161811 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 B00529122 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 FF00150117 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192047203470 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192047203488 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 B00759976 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 FF00038542 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192024375630 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 A01905721 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 A01706716 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 B00637936 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192020277764 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192040159778 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 A00381354 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192090042254 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192048911659 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192016873949 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192048911634 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192045101015 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192044311318 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 FF00038540 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 QQ00168959 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192048911675 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 B00132823 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192048911642 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192043141567 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 QQ00168958 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 B00759977 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192043141542 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192039181965 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192044311292 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 P00351335 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192046823716 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192016873907 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 B00421215 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000131160 35192048911626 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000131160 35192021965193 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000348261 MT00001235 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000348261 MT00002219 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000348261 FW10011132 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000348261 MT00001236 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000348261 A02025978 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000348261 35192042058739 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000348261 MT00002835 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000348261 35192040011912 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:58c408e8-1e6c-4d50-8663-26f6819bcf62 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Audiobooks, Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews, Prisoners of war -- United States -- Fiction, Time travel -- Fiction, Vonnegut, Kurt -- Interviews, War stories, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Fiction
title_display Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death
title_full Slaughterhouse 5 [sound recording] / Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, Slaughterhouse-Five A Novel, Slaughterhouse-Five or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, Slaughterhouse-five [sound recording] / Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death / by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
title_short Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade :
title_sub a duty-dance with death
topic_facet Audiobooks, Extraterrestrial beings, Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Humor (Fiction), Large type books, Literature, Novelists, American, Prisoners and prisons, German, Prisoners of war, Science Fiction, Time travel, Vonnegut, Kurt, War stories, American, World War, 1939-1945