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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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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (1973)

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Extremely funny, bizarre and charming. ( )
  Braden_Timss | Jul 17, 2015 |
Ranks up there with SH5 ( )
  bob101 | May 14, 2015 |
Dober slog, dober humor, odlična domišljija, izredno berljivo. Ni mi všeč konec. ( )
  IrisIV | May 2, 2015 |
This is the third Vonnegut book I've read...and possibly one that makes me feel he was a bit unstable himself. In Slaughterhouse Five, I thought everyone was purposefully crazy to give the impression that war is crazy (like Catch-22). Welcome to Monkey House was a selection of short stories, which I felt were excellent...but this was jut like crazy after crazy. Entertaining book to be sure. And I loved the digs at american history and culture. But crazy!! :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
This is the third Vonnegut book I've read...and possibly one that makes me feel he was a bit unstable himself. In Slaughterhouse Five, I thought everyone was purposefully crazy to give the impression that war is crazy (like Catch-22). Welcome to Monkey House was a selection of short stories, which I felt were excellent...but this was jut like crazy after crazy. Entertaining book to be sure. And I loved the digs at american history and culture. But crazy!! :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
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Epigraph
When he hath tried me,
I shall come forth as gold.
-JOB
Dedication
In Memory of Phoebe Hurty,,
who comforted me in Indianapolis--
during the Great Depression
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This is the tale of a meeting of two lonely, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast.
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Roses are red and ready for plucking; you’re sixteen and ready for high school.
Here is a picture of a wide open beaver.
Sometimes I wonder about the creator of the universe.
The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were.
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
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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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