|Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
I’ve had this book in my collection for a long time. It really is ‘Vintage Vonnegut’ and is a distillation of his experiences at Dresden during the Second World War.
Billy Pilgrim is the time travelling protagonist who flits between Germany of the 1940’s and the world of Tralfamadore. Dresden was bombed flat with incendiary bombs during the war and it is this horrific experience that breaks Billy’s world into pieces.
This books is mentioned at the beginning of Footloose by Ren McCormack (played by Kevin Bacon), he calls it a classic. The uptight adults disagree.
Ren was right. They were wrong.
So it goes!