Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

fiction classics literary science fiction dark funny reflective medium-paced

275 pages | first published 1969

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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut's masterpiece, "a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century" (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powers, author of the National B...
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Moods

dark 67%
reflective 67%
funny 52%
challenging 31%
emotional 27%
sad 27%
adventurous 24%
mysterious 13%
tense 10%
informative 9%
lighthearted 5%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 28%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 43% | Character: 39% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 28% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 30% | No: 25% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 72% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 19% | N/A: 3%

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