Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse 5 (1972)

A shock. Has all the ingredients to be an awful boy-goes-time-traveling-ferrytale , but it is nothing short of a fantastic book. Having read quite some war novels, this one took me off-guard with its beautiful and intense description of a tormented and harsh life after the US bombings of Dresden. Will never forget the refrain ‘So it goes’, after another bombing or time travel. Epic.