Breakfast of Champions
"We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane." So reads the tombstone of downtrodden writer Kilgore Trout, but we have no doubt who's really talking: his alter ego Kurt Vonnegut. Health vs sickness, humanity vs inhumanity - both sets of ideas bounce thru this challenging, funny... show more
"We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane." So reads the tombstone of downtrodden writer Kilgore Trout, but we have no doubt who's really talking: his alter ego Kurt Vonnegut. Health vs sickness, humanity vs inhumanity - both sets of ideas bounce thru this challenging, funny book. As with the rest of Vonnegut's pure fantasy, it lacks the shimmering, fact
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
This book is a crazy, seeming to head in all different directions. It covers a lot of social issues and much is about free will. It kind of makes fun of everything and is pretty 'out there' a lot. The way it is highlights how ridiculous things are in real life.
As a huge fan of Vonnegut, I was looking forward to reading Breakfast of Champions as one of his most famous works beside Slaughterhouse Five. As always, he keeps his syntax and sentence structure fairly simple, which for me is a main component of the charm of his writing. Breakfast of Champions w...
I hated this book. It made no sense. I have no idea what it was about. It is a literary Seinfeld.
Why, oh why, did I choose to read this particular book?I think I wouldn't have finished it if not for the fact I was reading it for a group challenge (immature, I know). Also, I knew there exists a film adaptation of this, so I hoped that something by way of a plot would appear. And it did, albeit d...
Kurt Vonnegut is a weird dude. This book is all but impossible to fit into a category of literature, but I suppose Science Fiction is as close as you can get. The book is basically the story of a few rather pathetic characters and their meandering lives working toward an intersection. Vonnegut pu...