• Marvellous...the writing is pungent, the antics uproarious, the humour suitably black, the wit sharp as a hypodermic

    Daily Telegraph
  • Mr Vonnegut knows a great deal about what is probably the largest massacre in modern history - the fire-bombing of Dresden in 1945. Slaughterhouse Five is a reaction to the event by one of our most gifted and incisive novelists. A work of keen literary artistry

    Joseph Heller, author of 'Catch-22'
  • The individuality of Vonnegut's style is a curious yet perfect match for the pain of the emotional content. A humane, human book that always remains a work of art rather than biography, no matter how apparent the author's presence

    Kate Atkinson
  • of the writers who map our landscapes for us, who give names to the places we know best

    Doris Lessing
  • Funny, satirical, compelling, outrageous, fanciful, mordant, fecund and at the bottom-line, simply stoned-out-of-its-mind

    Los Angeles Times

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