Slaughter House Five is one of the first science fiction books I feel in love with. Science fiction might not truly be its genre, it borders on surrealism, and yet it is incredibly readable. It’s slyly humorous, surreal, and profound. The book is partially based on the author’s lived experience: he survived the bombing of Dresden as an allied prisoner of war, three stories below ground, in a meat locker. The aliens that came to visit were probably wishful thinking.
I highly recommend it, and at least for today it is $2.99 for US and German audiences. I didn’t plan on sending out a newsletter, but when I saw the sale I cobbled one together. When these classics go on sale, there is no telling how long or short the sale will be.