Vonnegut's book starts with a war vet trying write about world war II. He then tells the story of Billy Pilgrim. He grew up planning to be an optometrist. In his 20s he is drafted to World War II. He is soon captured by Germans with some other buddies and eventually ends up in Dresden, which is fire bombed. He survives and soon after gets an honorable discharge from the army. He then is in an airplane crash and survives with head trauma and apparently goes crazy. Therefore the whole book is written with a sprinkle of craziness. This makes even the most morbid events somewhat comical. Honestly, I kept reading because it was an assignment.
However, it was never a chore to read, and it was well written. One unique thing about the story is it jumps, but it is always easy to follow and doesn't take away from the experience. It is definitely for a mature audience, but that is the only restriction to who should read this book.
-Michael, Class of 2009