Century of Books

My project to read the top 100 English-language books of the twentieth century.

Location: San Francisco, United States

I am an Australian writer and blogger living in San Francisco. Visit my professional site at caitlinfitzsimmons.com, or my travel and food blog at Roaming Tales or my personal blog at The Niltiac Files. I am also on Twitter as @niltiac. See the full list of books or visit me on BookCrossing.

25 December 2005

Slaughterhouse Five

I finished Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut yesterday. The book is inspired by his experiences as a prisoner of war in Dresden in World War II. It's the only World War II novel I've ever read that also features time travel and space aliens! Vonnegut is an innovative writer and in Slaughterhouse Five he plays with non-linear storytelling, motifs and an alien philosophy on life. Definitely worth reading.

27 down, 73 to go... This was another short one but I'm going to tackle the mammoth A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth next. I've got some holiday books to finish first and some BookCrossing book-rings on the way but I'll get to it soon.


Blogger R said...

Hello Caitlin,

We made it to you list and blog. How fantastic! If I am honest, I have read 16 (I didn't count books that I had started and never finished, adaptions to screen or abridged children's versions).

I have a few of those books on my bookshlef also. Perhaps I could post them to you (on the cheap) after you get home to the UK.

All the best.

12/26/2005 07:10:00 am  
Blogger Caitlin said...

You're looking pretty good for a 105 year-old, Rebecca!

1/03/2006 01:20:00 am  

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