Albeit “Slaughterhouse-Five” is a modern masterpiece, etc., and Dunne wrote a clear, coherent text, but why a review a book that is common in the high school English curriculum? Dunne provides no new insight or the slightest sign of original thought or wit. Did he recycle an old book report? Did he skirt the headlands of the deadline a tad too close? What’s next, a review on “The Scarlet Letter” (though that’s a classic appropriate for psychological analysis), “Animal Farm,” “1984”?

P.S. Did Dunne take a glance at Stanley Schatt’s biography? Would his last name be an appropriate verb for what he did for his review?

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