Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

fiction classics literary science fiction dark funny reflective medium-paced

275 pages | first published 1969

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time r...
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Moods

dark 69%
reflective 67%
funny 53%
challenging 31%
sad 28%
emotional 27%
adventurous 25%
mysterious 14%
tense 10%
informative 9%
lighthearted 5%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 53%
fast 30%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 43% | Character: 40% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 49% | 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: 70% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 20% | N/A: 3%

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