Hello, hello, welcome, welcome! Come, take a seat, drink some tea, and let’s chat about books! Or, well, book. This blog will be surrounding the novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut (hence, the name of this blog- to be discussed more later). Here, I’ll be researching and questioning the element of time in this novel, as well as discussing my thoughts on the novel in general. I was intrigued to find that our protagonist is able to become “unstuck in time” (ie. time travel) and leap forwards and backwards to different periods of his life and I was wondering if we might be able to do the same, in any sort of way, shape or form. As well, there’s this idea that’s brought up that time is not linear like we perceive it to be. The Tralfamadorians (try saying that 10 times fast), the aliens (yes, there are aliens in this novel) who kind of kidnap our protagonist say that past, present, and future are all happening at the same time. Basically, if you die, people shouldn’t cry because you’re still alive and well in the past, and if the past is happening at the same time as the future, you’re still alive even if you’re also technically dead. So… yeah. There are some pretty big ideas laid out in this novel and I can’t wait to talk about them. Along with plain writing, I’ll hopefully be posting some playlists inspired by the novel. I can’t wait to share!