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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.
Vonnegut's unique style and wild imagination makes this story worthwhile reading. It is hilarious, strange, bizarre and curious but always interesting. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Yvan Clermont
I came late to Kurt Vonnegut but Youtube Conferences are responsible for my late arrival in the K.V. continent. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jean-pierre Petits
I am a huge Vonnegut fan, but I have to say that this one didn't do it for me.
Maybe it's because "Cat's Cradle" or "Slaughter house 5" and many others... Read more
Bought this as a gift for a voracious reader....it was on his wish list so I got it for him. He devoured it in a day. Like I mentioned...a voracious reader.Published 20 months ago by Marie Lennox
If you like satire, it doesn't get any better. The things Vonnegut comes up with is just unbelievable, he's got to be the most creative writer ever. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2011 by Mektwist
Such a funny, clever book. When I start getting bored with reading, I always pick up a Vonnegut book. If it doesn't spark your interest, nothing will. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2007 by Benjamin Anderson
this was my first vonnegut book, but it certainly won't be the last. this was a wonderful book on free will and how we choose to see the world and our ever eternal fight against... Read morePublished on July 4 2007 by elfdart
The last three books I read were spectacular: OF MICE AND MEN by the ever popular John Steinbeck, KATZENJAMMER by the hilarious and insightful J. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2006 by Angela
By far my favorite Vonnegut book, this is THE one you must read if you like this author's humor and wit. Read morePublished on July 27 2004