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Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, JrRead more about Beaumont's list.
Funny, insightful and painfully moving by turns, Vonnegut's story of Billy Pilgrim who has "become unstuck in time" is spectacular. From one moment to the next, Billy might be at home with his family, in a German concentration camp during the second world war, or on a distant planet being observed by aliens. Vonnegut's eye for absurdity is spot on, and his temporal layering works as a brilliant metaphor for the layering of the human psyche.