Breakfast of Champions

by | Publisher: Caedmon
Average vote of 950
| 19 total contributions of which 15 reviews , 4 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Breakfast of Champions is vintage Vonnegut. One of his favorite characters, aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. The result is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war, sex ...Continua
Wrote 3/30/14
In this period I had to work hard. I had to face with many problems. But, back home late at night, Breakfast of Champions was there, waiting for me. And all went quiet. Listen, this is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men...Continua
Wrote 10/30/11

The idea of deconstructing a novel is very intriguing but the end results is messy and uninspiring

Wrote 4/22/11
"Once I understood what was making America such a dangerous, unhappy nation of people who had nothing to do with real life, I resolved to shun storytelling. I would write about life. Every person would be exactly as important as any other. All facts...Continua

A satirical view of the American society. I liked his original, sarcastic way of describing common items and human behaviors.

My introduction to Vonnegut

Entertaining, clever, funny, naive, RICH!

Wrote Aug 16, 2009, 07:34
But while Dwayne babbled to his Labrador retriever about love, Trout sneered and muttered to his parakeet about the end of the world. "Anytime now," he would say. "And high time too."... Trout supposed that when the atmosphere became poisonous, Bi...Continua
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Wrote Aug 16, 2009, 07:25
It was as though the country were lying to its citizens, "In nonsense is strength."
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Wrote Jul 19, 2008, 08:30
"Mr Trout - Kilgore-" I said,"I hold in my hand a symbol of wholenesss and harmony and nourishment. It is Oriental in its semplicity, but we are Americans, Kilgore, not Chinamen. We Americans require symbols which are richly coloured, and three dime...Continua
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Wrote Jul 04, 2008, 19:58
Patty Keene was stupid on purpose, wich was the case with most women in Midland City. The women all had big minds becouse they were big animals, but they didn't use that much for this reason: unusual ideas could make enemies, and the women, if they w...Continua
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