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Breakfast of Champions is a slippery, lucid, bleakly humorous jaunt through (sick? inhumane?) America circa 1973, with Vonnegut acting as our Virgil-like companion. The book follows its main character, auto-dealing solid-citizen Dwayne Hoover, down into madness, a condition brought on by the work of the aforementioned Kilgore Trout. As Dwayne cracks, then crumbles, Breakfast of Champions coolly shows the effects his dementia has on the web of characters surrounding him. It's not much of a plot, but it's enough for Vonnegut to air unique opinions on America, sex, war, love, and all of his other pet topics--you know, the only ones that really count. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Although the book does make you look at things a different way. It is too simplistic and negative for me. There is a lot more good in humanity than the author seems to recognize.Published 2 days ago by George B
Kurt Vonnegut......... although I meant to order Cat's Cradle/ and so it goesPublished 4 days ago by pathos
I just finished this book this morning and it was amazing. There are some slow spots, and some odd spots in this book. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Dusty K.
One of the best books I've ever read. Mind altering. Share with all your intelligent friends. They will thank you.Published 15 days ago by Stephen Goodrick
This is an interesting book, I wanted to read because the title attracted me. The first few pages were confusing but when I count on to the characters I got involved in the story. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ahmed Basith
I know some people love Vonnegut, and I like some of his books too, even this one, at times. It is okay. Read morePublished 20 days ago by SG