Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I finished reading Slaughterhouse Five yesterday. This was a good book, on the surface it seems fairly straight forward, and is an easy read, one fo the hallmarks of good writing. It has some seeming absurdity to it, but I think this is a device to render amusing, if not ridiculous - one of the tragedies of World War II - the firebombing of Dresden. Also, it allows us to look at the faculty of memory and the relativity of time. Both are fairly dense concepts, and no where near as straightforward as poeple like to think.