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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.
The book Breakfast of Champions starts out with such fire, that I thought it was going to be the best thing Vonnegut ever wrote. Then half way through, the car ran out of gas. Read morePublished 2 days ago by B. Adducchio
Changed my young life, I think. My big brother was reading it when I was in 6th grade - and I idolized him a little and I loved his taste in books. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Tarbox
This experience was wholly unique for me. Lately I have been wondering if I have a propensity for flagging mental health. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Edward J Palmer
I like the author's wild imagination; however, some content about sex makes me a little bit uncomfortable. It's a good read in general.Published 10 days ago by Yufeng Jiang
I didn't expect this to be so funny. Tragic in places but mostly just laugh out loud funny. The end.Published 16 days ago by Nate Cohen
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 21 days ago by George B
Kurt Vonnegut......... although I meant to order Cat's Cradle/ and so it goesPublished 23 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 26 days ago by Dusty K.