Updated: Jul 31
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BANNED BOOK REVIEW BY A CITIZEN OF LARAMIE COUNTY
By Kurt Vonnegut
Reviewed by Reverend Elizabeth Mount, Cheyenne, WY
Slaughterhouse Five is a favorite book of mine because of its treatment of war and the reality and tragedy of the fractured lives of so many soldiers following World War Two. While Billy Pilgrim “came unstuck in time,” in this book in a fantastical sense, the sensation of becoming untethered from reality and having a hard time staying in the present following trauma is one that’s familiar to many people who have PTSD from active duty I the military or from other forms of traumatic encounters from being the victim of a violent crime to growing up in a home where abuse or physical violence was observed or experienced. This science fiction novel offers a look at that experience through the lens of a time traveling person with a dry, sarcastic wit and the perspective of a life fully and multiply lived.
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