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SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion Thread - 26/9/2009 2:31:58 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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Although this is up for discussion in October, I see no reason why those who have read it already shouldn't discuss it here as well.

What I will say here is that this thread is for discussion of the book in its entirety so spoilers will be present. Of course, courtesy suggests that you do at least put fair warning, but spoilers are generally going to be the case, rather than the exception.

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RE: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion T... - 26/9/2009 2:45:41 PM   
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I like the big when the badgers fly off in the helicopter away from the explosion.

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RE: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion T... - 26/9/2009 6:55:03 PM   
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It's Five not 5 I was looking for this today but couldn't find it, hopefully I'll get it before the end of the month cos it's a fantastic book.

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RE: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion T... - 27/9/2009 11:50:07 AM   
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It's Five not 5 I was looking for this today but couldn't find it, hopefully I'll get it before the end of the month cos it's a fantastic book.


Ah. And here was me thinking I wouldn't know what was going on in the book, not having read Slaughterhouse 1 - 4!


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RE: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion T... - 20/10/2009 12:43:28 PM   
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Has no one finished reading this yet? Come on, it's only about 150 pages.

Also: is brilliant. I'd recommend Cat's Cradle next if you liked this.

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RE: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion T... - 25/10/2009 12:29:56 AM   
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I reserved it with my library online, never heard back from them, dropped in the other day, only to be told that the title they'd reserved against my name was a copy that has been missing since 2001. Genius(!) So my new copy is on reserve, so I'll hopefully start in a few days. Should get it done by the end of the month - fingers crossed!

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RE: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - An Empire Book Club Discussion T... - 6/12/2009 7:32:04 PM   
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Can anybody post on here or do you have to have joined the book club? I just finished reading Slaughterhouse Five today having been recommended by my sister and really enjoyed it! Considering that constant switching between time periods (and planets!) I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and enjoyable it was to read.

I'm not sure I really got the no-doubt numerous themes in the book but I liked the clever touches that I did notice - the way the story is told in a similar way to how Pilgrim describes the Tralfamadorian books as being laid out for example. I also liked the way it made me think about certain things in a slightly different way (the crucifixion of Jesus for example).

I'm certainly keen to read more Kurt Vonnegut after that!

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