Book Review – Breakfast Of Champions

Title: Breakfast Of Champions

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Synopsis: 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.

Rating: 2 Stars

Review: I got this book from Overdrive, purely because I was looking for something out of my comfort zone to read, and since Vonnegut was mentioned in an episode of Supernatural (don’t judge me! I love Supernatural), I figured I’d give it a go, see if I liked it.

I didn’t.

I muddled my way through about half the book before just deleting it off my Kindle. I found it so hard to understand – it was like sorting through the mind of a teenager on a sugar high. The plot jumped from moment to moment like that, and I understand it was meant to be satirical, but I didn’t get any of it.

In conclusion, if you don’t get satire, don’t read this book, because otherwise you’ll just be very, very confused. To me, it was a waste of my week. If I could go back in time and un-read it, I would.


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