Reader reviews for Breakfast of Champions

After the mastery of Slaughterhouse Five, the stale mannerisms here were a horrible disappointment.
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Kilgore Trout reappears in this classicly chaotic Vonnegut novel as he slowly helps Dwayne Hoover, a used car salesman, go mad! Vonnegut touches on all his crazy topics through this trip which ends in Cuba, I think. A totally crazy but fantasticly fun ride!
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I suppose anyone knows this book, so I won`t repeat the plot. I liked the way Vonneguth tells stories, also in some places I got little but unsatisfied by his sudden change of story - his is swiftly switching between different subjects. One thing I liked the most, is his laughing about things other people take seriously.[more: rozmarins.blogspot.com]
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I recently reread this after Vonnegut's death. The last time I read it I think I was 15. It's still as funny, as quirky, and as fantastically politically incorrect as ever. I don't know if he could have published this today, given how uptight amerika has become. It's not a grand sweeping book, but a small, not very delicate satire that still hits its targets.
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Breakfast of Champions is a great fun read. It's still hilarious years later and the drawings are insulting to the norm which only adds to the feel of the book. Poor Kilgore and crazy Dwayne are the main stars of this book. Mixed in are other minor characters, are interwoven together and even the author himself makes an appearance. I think if you try to read too much into a book like this you're going to get frustrated. Everything can have a double or triple meaning but just take it for what it is and you'll enjoy it. "You are on par with the Creator of the Universe."
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Vonnegut proves again he is one of the best.
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This was my first experience with Vonnegut, and as with many things unusual (like Cirque du Soliel), you are mesmerized. I'd never read anything like it, and I was smitten. I can't even tell you what it is about, but that is beside the point. After reading a few more Vonnegut efforts, it loses its originality and, like Cirque du Soliel, isn't as entertaining. This was the first for me, however, and as a result, gets five stars.
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Of all the Vonnegut books I've read, this is definitely my favorite. It's fantastic and hilarious and full of that wonderful Vonnegut satire that his fans have come to know and love. It's a classic and a great start for those who are new to the wonderful world of Kurt Vonnegut.
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I don't know how many books I've read by Vonnegut now but I'd guess around 10. This was by far my least favorite. There were a lot of specific lines I loved and kept going back and re-reading but as a book I found it slow and tedious. I've taken a break from Vonnegut and it's really too bad. He's a Socialist, he's funny and he's smart. What else do I want in a lover/author?
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I liked the drawings in this book. I enjoyed this more than Slaughterhouse.
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