‘Slaughterhouse-5’ – Kurt Vonnegut

Lausanne, March 2016 Overview The one where Kurt Vonnegut was told to write his Dresden book which he promises he will call, The Children's Crusade.' Narrated via Billy Pilgrim, a chaplain's assistant who is abducted by Tralfamadorians and who has the power of time travel. Thoughts This was an excellent war book - the acceptance …

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‘Brideshead Revisited’ – Evelyn Waugh

'Sometimes...I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.' I really didn't like this at first, but about halfway through it became extremely compelling. Considering the author was English, I suppose it reminded me in ways of F Scott Fitzgerald, but am …

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‘The Beautiful and Damned’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

'It had never occurred to him that he was a passive thing, acted upon by an influence...that he was merely the sensitive plate on which the photograph was made. Some...photographer had focused on Gloria and....the plate could but develop, confined like all things to its nature.' Very sad ending, but deserved. Couldn't stand them, especially …

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