Slaughterhouse-Five Book Discussion and Film

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilkinson Public Library
Magazine Room

Event Details

You've heard it's hilarious and poignant; is it true?  You've heard it's a 20th century classic, but why?  Come find out!  We will host a book discussion at 5:30 on Tuesday, February 13th and then watch the critically acclaimed film at 6:30.

Free copy of the book to keep for the first eight people who sign up at the library!

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 reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.

Slaughterhouse-Five is a 1972 anti-war/sci fi film based on Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name about a writer who tells a story in random order of how he was a soldier in World War II and was abducted by aliens.  Vonnegut wrote about the film soon after its release, in his preface to Between Time and Timbuktu:

"I love George Roy Hill and Universal Pictures, who made a flawless translation of my novel Slaughterhouse-Five to the silver screen ... I drool and cackle every time I watch that film, because it is so harmonious with what I felt when I wrote the book."

Event Type(s): WPL Programs
Age Group(s): Adult