Slaughterhouse-Five. (McCormick's Quick Takes).Slaughterhouse-Five (Dell, reprinted 1991). Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic anti-war novel follows the fractured narrative of Billy Pilgrim For the character Billy Pilgrim, see .
Billy Pilgrim (also billy pilgrim) was an American folk rock duo based in Atlanta, Georgia, comprising Andrew Hyra and Kristian Bush. , a middle-aged optometrist optometrist /op·tom·e·trist/ (op-tom´e-trist) a specialist in optometry.
A medical professional who examines and tests the eyes for disease and treats visual disorders by prescribing corrective and former American POW who has become somewhat temporally and mentally "unstuck."
Cut loose from the fabric of time by his experience of the allied bombing of Dresden in World War II The bombing of Dresden, led by Royal Air Force (RAF) and followed by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) between February 13 and February 15, 1945, remains one of the more controversial Allied actions of World War II. , Pilgrim flashes to different moments of his life and queries imaginary aliens about the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life.
In this meandering tale, Vonnegut suggests that Billy's wartime experience has uncovered the frailty frailty Vox populi A state of delicacy or weakness which, which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis. See FICSIT, Osteoporosis. of larger myths and narratives that hold our lives together and seem to give them meaning.