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Inside front flap reads: Kurt Vonnegut's long awaited war novel proves to be a miracle of compression. It is a contemporary Pilgrim's Progress, with the hero named, curiously enough, Billy Pilgrim. He is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in the Second World War, is captured by the Germans, survives the largest massacre in European history, the fire bombing of Dresden. (Vonnecut, too, was a prisoner of war and saw that fire storm.) Billy Pilgrim becomes an optometrist after the war, makes a great deal of money, is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore on his daughter's wedding in the night. He is mated in public in a zoo on that planet-to a star of many Earthling blue movies, the corgeous Montana Wildhack. And so on. Beautiful.