Slaughterhouse Five is no doubt a work of literary merit. It breaks the rules in all the right ways. It is deeply weird and incredibly famous.
Here are some of my favorite, shiver-inducing moments:
Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time."
"All there is to say about a massacre, things like 'Poo-tee-weet?'"
"The queer Earth was a mosaic of sleepers nestled like spoons."
"All moments, past, present, and future, have always existed, always will exist."
"And on and on it went --that duet between the dumb, praying lady an the big, hollow man who was so full of loving echos."
"How nice --to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive."
"The boots fit perfectly. Billy Pilgrim was Cinderella, and Cinderella was Billy Pilgrim."
"I've been opening the window and making love to the world."
"All he does in his sleep is quit and surrender and apologize and ask to be left alone."
"If you're ever in Cody, Wyoming...just ask for Wild Bob."
And for you? What's memorable? Why does this book endure?
AND, what's one idea from seminar that you found most interesting or intriguing? OR, what's something you either didn't say in seminar or thought of later?
Post due by Monday, 10.26.