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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.
Its fun to read this book and go "yeah, society is stupid just like he says" but its a very narrow point of view.
Many characters that appear in this novel also appear in other Vonnegut novels, making it an excellent introduction to Kurt Vonnegut's work.
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut is probably one of the best, but at the same time, one of the crudest books that I have ever read.
Awesome portrayal of how Vonnegut sees his world. Definitely worth reading if you have read Slaughterhouse 5, and Cats Cradle.Published 12 days ago by Andrew Platkin
Everything I thought it would be and more!
“Ideas on earth were badges of friendship or enmity. Their content did not matter. Read more
Product received did not look like picture. Nonetheless very good purchasePublished 1 month ago by Harry Hazelwood
Not my favourite Vonnegut novel but still very interesting. Kind of fragmented and bizarre, but it sticks around in your mind after you've finished it.Published 2 months ago by Lauren
Kurt Vonnegut has always been one of my favorite writers. I read "Breakfast" when it was first released and as a teen Agee I didn't really get it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carl Snyder