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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

by Kurt Vonnegut

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(5) Tree Line

The language of Slaughterhouse-Five is straightforward, so it's easy to understand what's happening in each of the sections. But with all the time jumping, alien abduction, and heavy-duty philosophy, it can be tough to work out how the sections go together. This is definitely a book where you can lose track of what's happening where and when.

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