Slaughterhouse Five, or The Children's Crusade: a duty dance with death (1969) is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim.
About the Book
- Takes place in Germany, During World War II and the fictional town Llium in upstate New York, there is also an alien abduction.
- Main Character - Billy Pilgrim
- The character Billy Pilgrim is unstuck in time visiting his birth, his death and moments between rapidly and out of order.
- Slaughterhouse Five is based partly off Vonnegut's experiences as a Prisoner in World War II when he and other prisoners were locked in an underground slaughterhouse meat locker in Dresden in 1944, Germany.