Breakfast of Champions

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut


Breakfast of Champions is a slippery, lucid, bleakly humorous jaunt through America circa 1973, with Vonnegut acting as our Virgil-like companion. The book follows its main character, auto-dealing solid-citizen Dwayne Hoover, down into madness, a condition brought on by the work of the aforementioned Kilgore Trout. As Dwayne cracks, then crumbles, Breakfast of Champions coolly shows the effects his dementia has on the web of characters surrounding him.


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'After Vonnegut, everything else seems a bit tame' Spectator

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of was in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

General Fields

  • : 9780099842606
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : 0.214
  • : July 1992
  • : 199mm X 132mm X 20mm
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : 295
  • : Paperback
  • : Kurt Vonnegut