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"Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut(Comments RSS)

Surely one of the best opening pages to a novel.

Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.
Billy had gone to sleep a senile widower and awakened on his wedding day. He has walked through a door in 1955 and come out through another one in 1941. He has gone back through that door to find himself in 1963. He has seen his birth and death many times, he says, and pays random visits to all the events in between.
He says.
Billy is spastic in time, has no control over where he is going next, and the trips aren’t necessarily fun. He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next.

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