Slaughterhouse Five

by Kurt Vonnegut


Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain’s assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist.


“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five