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Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

slaughterhousefiveI recently had the pleasure to read and analyse Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five for a class on literary criticism and history I am taking, but we’ll leave the analysis part behind for this entry, this will be a mere introduction and a recommendation.

The story centres around the anti-hero Billy Pilgrim, a person able to time travel to earlier and later parts of his life. Without giving to much away, Billy is drafted into the Army during the Second World War as a chaplain’s assistant and gets taken as a POW by the Germans and is later transported to Dresden. Throughout Billy’s experiences as a POW he travels in time and lives through episodes that ring faintly of allusions to his situation during the war. At one point in his life he is abducted by an alien race, calling themselves the Tralfamadore, and is taken to their homeworld and is exhibited as a curiosity (the Tralfamadores live in four dimensions and is interested in humans, who only lives in three) in their zoo. Here he learns important life lessons that he brings back with him when he returns to Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

First Post — An Introduction

I have got a ridiculous backlog of games to play (over 70 games last time I counted), so I figured, as an extra motivation to get through them all in a more disciplinary way, I would write a bit about each game, and furthermore, so as not to get bored with only writing about games, I would write about some of my other interests as well: books, philosophy, science and religion (and also because it is good practice writing).

I recently increased my backlog by purchasing the D&D Dynamo Stacking Promo (which, sadly, has ended now) over at GOG.com, for a measly $9.99 (worth it!), including such fantastic titles as the Baldur’s Gate-series [1|2], the Neverwinter Nights-series [1|2], the Icewind Dale-series [1|2], and Planescape: Torment. Seriously, if you see that promo again, do not hesitate to buy it instantly (in fact, buy any of the titles mentioned, even if its not during a promo), these are among some of the best RPG’s ever created! Planescape: Torment alone is better than pretty much anything currently on the market. Anyway, I plan on beginning with the NWN-series. So, allowing for a pretty busy schedule at university, the first game-related post should be up in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime I plan on writing about some books–in what manner is not yet clear though, I might start with a recommendation or something, we will see what I come up with.

Until next time.


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