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Slaughterhouse 5 Quotes About the Sci-Fi Anti-War Novel

These Slaughterhouse 5 quotes will show you why the novel has been called an example of “unmatched moral clarity.”

Slaughterhouse 5 also known by its alternate title, The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, is a science-fiction-infused anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut. The book was first published in 1969 and chronicles the life of Billy Pilgrim.

The book starts with his early years and covers his time as an American soldier and chaplain’s assistant during World War II. It continues on to the post-war years, with Billy occasionally traveling through time. The time travel and sci-fi aspect of the novel is evident in Slaughterhouse 5 quotes which reference the Tralfamadorian and “Earthlings.”

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