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A novel is a dead tree with words on it Breakfast of Champions is a great dead tree with words on it. Nothing is sacred in Breakfast of Champions The narrator Philboyd Studge Vonnegut makes his appearance as the Creator of the Universe or at least the creators of the characters in his novel as he delivers what amounts to a searing meta critique of American culture The big show is inside my head, he tells a waitress as he watches his main protagonists, and decides what they will do next After his brief appearance in Slaughterhouse Five, it was fun to see Kilgore Trout, the failed science f Nothing is sacred in Breakfast of Champions The narrator Philboyd Studge Vonnegut makes his appearance as the Creator of the Universe or at least the creators of the characters in his novel as he delivers what amounts to a searing meta critique of American culture The big show is inside my head, he tells a waitress as he watches his main protagonists, and decides what they will do next After his brief appearance in Slaughterhouse Five, it was fun to see Kilgore Trout, the failed science fiction writer, take center stage Of course, Vonnegut makes it clear that he as the narrator is the one pulling the strings and arranging, of all things, a Nobel Prize in Medicine for the confused Trout Fun, interesting and bizarre I have a little inner book snob that desperately wants to like Vonnegut In the very unlikely event that I should find myself at a convention of bookish intellectuals, I feel like I d fit right in if I sipped my champagne and said Oh yes, indeed, I simply adore what Vonnegut has to say about the absence of free will This is the kind of bollocks that runs through my mind on a daily basis Unfortunately, I just don t find him that funny most of the time Perhaps jokes about open beavers are fu I have a little inner book snob that desperately wants to like Vonnegut In the very unlikely event that I should find myself at a convention of bookish intellectuals, I feel like I d fit right in if I sipped my champagne and said Oh yes, indeed, I simply adore what Vonnegut has to say about the absence of free will This is the kind of bollocks that runs through my mind on a daily basis Unfortunately, I just don t find him that funny most of the time Perhaps jokes about open beavers are funnier to readers who don t have vaginas who knows but it goes sailing right over my head Maybe this is why my invitation to the bookish intellectual convention seems to have got lost in the mail He also repeats the phrase which looked like this and follows it with a sketch of everything from a flamingo to a swastika to the aforementioned beaver, in both senses of the word beaver Again, is this funny Should I find it funny The funniest parts are his jokes about white people and the way in which they celebrate their discovery of America in 1492, despite the fact that others had actually been living on the continent for thousands of years But even that is a little overdone these days, and haven t others done it better It sure feels like it.That being said, I enjoyed Cat s Cradle Easily my favourite of his works.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store Breakfast of Champions Goodbye Blue Monday, Kurt VonnegutBreakfast of Champions, is a 1973 novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut His seventh novel, it is set predominantly in the fictional town of Midland City, Ohio and focuses on two characters Dwayne Hoover, a Midland resident, Pontiac dealer and affluent figure in the city and Kilgore Trout, a widely published but mostly unknown science fiction author Breakfast of Champions has themes of free will, suicide, and race relations among Breakfast of Champions Goodbye Blue Monday, Kurt VonnegutBreakfast of Champions, is a 1973 novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut His seventh novel, it is set predominantly in the fictional town of Midland City, Ohio and focuses on two characters Dwayne Hoover, a Midland resident, Pontiac dealer and affluent figure in the city and Kilgore Trout, a widely published but mostly unknown science fiction author Breakfast of Champions has themes of free will, suicide, and race relations among others 2017 1393 312 9786002781147 20 ( Download ) ⚕ Breakfast of Champions ☭ In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth Like most science fiction writers, he knew almost nothing about science Breakfast of Champions is not my favorite Kurt Vonnegut novel and I have a bit of difficulty to understand why Maybe because it was crazier than the others that I ve read, with long passages without any sense There weren t one or two deeper themes that I had to dig between the irony and the absurd It wasof a collection of crazy talk or talk by crazy men mingled with the author s ideas about the world I enjoyedLike most science fiction writers, he knew almost nothing about science Breakfast of Champions is not my favorite Kurt Vonnegut novel and I have a bit of difficulty to understand why Maybe because it was crazier than the others that I ve read, with long passages without any sense There weren t one or two deeper themes that I had to dig between the irony and the absurd It wasof a collection of crazy talk or talk by crazy men mingled with the author s ideas about the world I enjoyed the latter partsthan the former, I laughed out loud many times but it wasn t enough For the whole novel we are prepared for a momentous meeting between our main characters, the still undiscovered, aging, soon to become monumental, SF writer, Kilgore Trout and Dwayne Hoover, a successful Midwest car dealer Dwayne, due to bad chemicals in his brain, is slowly going crazy and the meeting with the SF writer will make him derail irrecoverably The story switches between Kilgore s trip to reach an Art festival in Midwest to Dwayne s increasingly weird mind At some point we also get to meet the author, which was an interesting feature The plot offers Vonnegut the opportunity to launch in a bleak satire on race, politics, social standards, sexism, etc I don t know how Vonnegut can be pessimistic and funny at the same timeAs I approached my fiftieth birthday, I had becomeandenraged and mystified by the idiot decisions made by my countrymen And then I had come suddenly to pity them, for I understood how innocent and natural it was for them to behave so abominably, and with such abominable results They were doing their best to live like people invented in story books This was the reason Americans shot each other so often It was a convenient literary device for ending short stories and books why were so many Americans treated by their government as though their lives were as disposable as paper facial tis sues Because that was the way authors customarily treated bit part players in their made up tales Forthan half of the book, I listened to the brilliant narration of John Malkovich I believe the actor s voice and Vonnegut s work go perfectly together However, I do not usually listen to audiobooks so it might have altered my reading experience somewhat I enjoyed the novel, it s Vonnegut duh, but I felt he crammed a bit too much inside the pages I also don t believe it is the place to start if you are a newbie to his work Slaughterhouse 5 would still my first choice By the way, Kilgore Trout is a character in that novel as well There are many characters, themes and places that appear inthan one novel of the author and that is a prize for his fandom, of which I am still part ofDear Sir, poor sir, brave sir he read, You are an experiment by the Creator of the Universe You are the only creature in the entire Universe who has free will You are the only one who has to figure out what to do next and why Everybody else is a robot, a machine Some persons seem to like you, and others seem to hate you, and you must wonder why They are simply liking machines and hating machines You are pooped and demoralized, read Dwayne Why wouldn t you be Of course it is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn t meant to be reasonable So, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking, and then they thought that, too The Emperor s New Clothes, As retold by Kurt Vonnegut, taking a leak view spoiler a main theme in Vonnegut s novel, symbolizing holding up a mirror hide spoiler in front of Humanity to mirror their fictionalized realities Vonnegut was apparently capable of prophetically foreshadowing what would happen to America in the 21st century, when leaks are indeed mirrors of the country s general condition America is really taking the piss, and he KNEW it would happen Once upon a time, there was The Emperor s New Clothes, As retold by Kurt Vonnegut, taking a leak view spoiler a main theme in Vonnegut s novel, symbolizing holding up a mirror hide spoiler in front of Humanity to mirror their fictionalized realities Vonnegut was apparently capable of prophetically foreshadowing what would happen to America in the 21st century, when leaks are indeed mirrors of the country s general condition America is really taking the piss, and he KNEW it would happen Once upon a time, there was a storyteller who tried to honestly hold up a mirror leak in the face of a pitiful assembly of postmodernist, cool people posing as representatives of the long lost species of homo sapiens, satiated from overdosing fast food, fast reads, fast philosophy, fast bad chemicals, fast fashion, fast listening and fast wisdom not to mention fast governing Listen He said to his followers Let us tell the story differently Let us be taking a walk among our worshipers and be NAKED Let us show the world our ugly, naked bodies, even tell them every detail of our penis size, to the last inch, and let us see what they say.And out they went, the naked author, and his naked narrator, and his naked, invented universe, and they took a leak And what happened All those postmodernist children saw something that seemed to be naked, but they thought that could not be They were confused There sure must be something underneath that nakedness, they thought trained as they were to discover depth and wisdom in white canvases with red dots in one corner or heaps of trash behind glass in museums, labelled in golden letters, for example BEUYS So they said The Emperor wears that beautiful Social Study Shirt Listen shouted the author, and all his invented characters WE ARE NAKED But there must beto it, said the children, ignoring the information I love those Cool Writing Style Jeans with deliberate holes and all ripped and torn on purpose, and the permanent marker drawings he has filled them with that is so SYMBOLICAL, sighed a young hippie girl, aged 68 and wearing her body measurements according to the novel s suggestions Listen shouted the author, and all his invented characters WE ARE NAKED No, seriously, Vonnegut Now you listen Said the literary critic with a penchant to indoctrinate his environment with the absolute truth of his relativistic approach You clearly don t have enough distance to yourself to understand that you wear the toga of your time, addressing important political issues in satirical, symbolical language Your drawings are only superficially silly They contain a deep message for the world And your obstinate insistence on measuring every single penis in the plot is a clear sign that you have studied Sigmund Freud and reinterpreted him according to the needs of postmodern society Listen shouted the author, and all his invented characters WE ARE NAKED And who is Freud by the way Ah there you give yourself away, Mr Trout, oh, sorry, Mr Vonnegut Pretending NOT TO KNOW FREUD is a BRILLIANT MOVE Okay, whatever We are not naked then We carry the sky on our shoulders like Atlas We have explained everything in the universe and expressed our discoveries in the vintage fashion we chose to wear said the naked author and his invented characters WHAT With that silly story Don t you think you are a bit too full of yourself After all, it is just a badly written bunch of half witty slapstick jokes answered the literary critic, who was used to be in opposition to whatever argument he heard, as his superiority complex required it of him I AM NOT LISTENING ANYMORE BREAKFAST IS OVER Eh What s for lunch said the author, who was unsure whether or not he had dressed in the morning.So that is my opinion on the qualities of this novel I loved Cat s Cradle, and appreciated Slaughterhouse Five without really liking it, and liked this one, without really appreciating it My notes, as taken while reading, illustrate my thoughts just as randomly as the novel deals with the different questions un covered in the plot.Notes Random.Kilgore Trout buys two copies of his own book That is hilarious, and would make a great satire, if I hadn t happened to come across an authentic, real Sunday newspaper with an interview featuring a Swedish crime author, who decorates her whole house with bookshelves stuffed with hundreds of copies of her own books, matching colours as suggested by Muriel Spark in The Driver s Seat Chimpanzees for presidents People yelling Hail the Chief , Well, that would have been a great satire, if reality had not trumped it already.Bad chemicals Well, if we can t blame it on gods, or political systems or parents or sexual oppression, bad chemicals is the next best thing It s not us, it s the chemicals we re made of and that we add voluntarily to the already mixed cocktail in our brain Poof The explosion is not our fault Purpose of life To be the eye and the ear and the conscience of the creator of the universe Well, this actually is funny Dear God Who Art Not In Heaven, or anywhere else, If You Had Existed, I Would Have Advised You Don t take bad advice Irritating, supposedly funny list of the exact measurements of different characters penises, when aroused, and some women s measures at different phases in life No comment Except for the ones I have already made.Suppose it is meant to make fun of male competition, or something But it is quite silly, and boring.Anti war comments Well yeah Social critic, he is.Story within the story Kilgore Trout meeting people who read his novels before using it as toilet paper, fits with the meaning of the childish drawing on the front cover of my copy Well yeah, literary critic, he is.Temporary Verdict somewhere in the middle of the novel This will probably be judged as deepest of the deep by nostalgic post Woodstock hippies who remember their own ramblings under the influence of bad chemicals, and think they themselves may get away with being deep if they just claim that Breakfast of Champions is a masterpiece Emperor s New Clothes.Complete nonsense on the creation of the universe, time, and myths, concluding with Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes My response Well, yeah They can also be a hot air balloon, or the dog shit you just described to me, Mr Vonnegut Before giving me the details of a mile long penis Am I repeating myself Well, yeah, so is he Pity for his fellow countrymen They were doing their best to live like people invented in novels Note within the notes now it would be movies My appeal Invent less violent, penis fixated, crazy people to be imitated by real people, and we might see some improvement, maybe Very true, and very funny Describing a marriage as an act played by machines money making machine, housekeeping machine, loving machine, crying machine, drinking machine, fucking machine, apologising machine and slow forgiving machine, and so on, and so on The reading machine here has a good time Listen Listen Listen There isto it than meets the eye for the eye is distracted by silly drawings Racism, Homosexuality, Art, Creativity, all in there, in a big monster mash of a mess I could go on and on.But what good wouldinformation do, to paraphrase the author This is one of my earliest favorites and I have gone back to revisit several times over the years.In high school I was both amazed and hooked by Vonnegut s wry humor and devilish mid western charm I have since caught on to theserious metaphors and themes into which he delves But the humor drew me in initially and makes me think of Vonnegut today Insanity explained as a chemical imbalance and dysfunctional families, relationships and communities described as matter of factly as a still l This is one of my earliest favorites and I have gone back to revisit several times over the years.In high school I was both amazed and hooked by Vonnegut s wry humor and devilish mid western charm I have since caught on to theserious metaphors and themes into which he delves But the humor drew me in initially and makes me think of Vonnegut today Insanity explained as a chemical imbalance and dysfunctional families, relationships and communities described as matter of factly as a still life portrait The novel within a novel, and the recurring character of Kilgore Trout, further leaves the reader with a depth of appreciation for this classic 2019 Re readI m adding this to my all time favorites list.When I think about Vonnegut and his writing, I am most often thinking of this book, his playful yet thoughtful way of describing his universe And here it is demonstrably his universe as he the author, the creator, makes a guest appearance in Midland City to see all the goings on firsthand And perhaps other creators, he does not control his handiworks by rigid cable and reign, but rather loosely and as with dry rubber bands.Throughout this wonderful book we find drawings made by Vonnegut himself, illustrating his concepts and ideas I smiled throughout the book, as I always do, and laughed out loud many times and many times because of his felt tip pen doodle.Funny as he is, and charming too hen he wants to be, Vonnegut also tackles some heavy subjects as well, such as economics, fairness and institutional racism This book is about the fabulously well to do as well as for those who do not have diddlysquat.The scene with Rabo Karabekian the protagonist of Vonnegut s later book Bluebeard where he describes his minimalist painting is one of Vonnegut s finest Trout s visit to the Midland City Arts Festival by way of Sugar Creek is also one of my favorites.A joy What is life we live from day to day What do we eat at breakfast How do we cope with our problems and what are we doing for fun What dreams do we dream and what ideas do we have in our heads The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.Under the close scrutiny of Kurt Vonnegut our quotidian life turns into the most prepo What is life we live from day to day What do we eat at breakfast How do we cope with our problems and what are we doing for fun What dreams do we dream and what ideas do we have in our heads The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.Under the close scrutiny of Kurt Vonnegut our quotidian life turns into the most preposterous occupation in the world.He spoke of his wife and son again, acknowledged that white robots were just like black robots, essentially, in that they were programmed to be whatever they were, to do whatever they did.Some obey God, some obey government, some obey voices in their heads and some obey no one God, what a terrible book of nonsense.The two main characters are just overly weird and bizarre for the sake of being bizarre And I mean really really bizarre I suspect many people say they like Vonnegut because he is so damn weird, but theres gotta be a purpose to it You can t just have completely random ridiculous thoughts that do not have any purpose towards the message of the story When you do that, its like the intellectual version of VH1 reality people love it for shock value, while God, what a terrible book of nonsense.The two main characters are just overly weird and bizarre for the sake of being bizarre And I mean really really bizarre I suspect many people say they like Vonnegut because he is so damn weird, but theres gotta be a purpose to it You can t just have completely random ridiculous thoughts that do not have any purpose towards the message of the story When you do that, its like the intellectual version of VH1 reality people love it for shock value, while I, and others like me, are disgusted by its lack of substance You feel dumber for having spent part of your life dedicated to it Theres zero suspense as you are told what the ending will be in the first chapter The entire book is a build up to that event which ends up being a short, disappointingly mild one.The entire book was written in an obnoxious tone, speaking about everything humans do in an condescending manner As if the author considers himself not only separate from, but better than the human race and its tendencies.Finally, as if the book wasn t self indulgent enough for Vonnegut, he inserts HIMSELF as a character for the last third of the novel, telling us what he can and can t do if he wishes and how every characters actions are predetermined by his will, even as he interacts with them This came across as so arrogant and narcissistic that it was almost too much to bear.It is clear to me after reading Breakfast of Champions that Kurt Vonnegut s biggest fan, by far, is Kurt Vonnegut himself