Encouragement to continue

Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Has anyone read this? I need some encouragement. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to follow it because my mind seems to wander every time I pick it up. There are moments of brilliance (the Lot's wife, pillar of salt reference at the end of the first chapter, LOVED) and then it just gets slow again. Help a girl out, does it get better? My brother gifted me this book and I hate to let him down by DNFing it.