One of the world's great anti-war books, this 1969 novel remains the late Kurt Vonnegut's most recognized work. It ping-pongs from World War II Dresden to contemporary America to the planet of Tralfamadore, as Billy Pilgrim comes unstuck in time and lives his life as a series of random episodes from memory, dreams, and conventional reality. It is suffused with Vonnegut's black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination.
"Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer.... A zany but moral mad scientist."—Time