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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.
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 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Carl Snyder
I found it much better than the reviews I read before reading it for myself. I suppose the story is a bit inane, however his style of writing seems like a drug that intoxicates the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by william
Most tangential book i've ever read. The tangents are generally entertaining but can wear on you at times. Loved Kilgore Trout and how much of an oddball he is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex S.
Every book by Kurt Vonnegut is outstanding. I first read this book when it was first published. I just reread it and is much better than I remembered.Published 2 months ago by S. Ehrlich
Not vonneguts best but an amusing story. Just a bit to far out there for me. Fun read though and many of the illustrations had me laughing...Published 2 months ago by bognerdon