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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions (original 1973; edition 1973)

by Kurt Vonnegut

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Title:Breakfast of Champions
Authors:Kurt Vonnegut
Info:Cape, Jonathan (1973), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 304 pages
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  Jphotic | Mar 31, 2014 |
Dark. Crude. Brilliant. Bizarre.

There’s nothing at all conventional about this novel, and it's a somewhat challenging read… so many different ideas and characters floating around that require constant, abrupt shifts of attention. That said, it is also extremely entertaining and well worth the effort.

This was my first experience with Kurt Vonnegut. I have no idea how similar his other books are to “Breakfast of Champions," but I look forward to finding out. ( )
  justabitoutside | Feb 18, 2014 |
So very disappointed by Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions"... I've loved everything else by Vonnegut and generally find his black humor right up my alley.

I chuckled my way through the beginning of the book and expected a delightful ride. But it went off the rails for me and the story, which is a conglomeration of weird and separate elements (as per usual) never really gelled very well. ( )
  amerynth | Feb 2, 2014 |
I read this book recently because it was mentioned in Among Others. The simplified didacticism of the writing style implies the reader is from the distant future or is not human (or in reality invites the reader to recognize absurdity). AO breadcrumbs: didn't notice any. ( )
  sprite | Nov 24, 2013 |
Like a lot of Vonnegut books it may not make a ton of sense but it's a fun ride. ( )
  ptdilloway | Nov 21, 2013 |
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The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world.

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