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Monday, November 13, 2006

Breakfast of Champions By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.



This is a one of the strangest book i have read so far.Totally outrageous , funny and chaotic.

The basic premise of the book is about a Car-dealer Dwanye Hoover who is on the verge of insanity and a sci-fiction writer Kilgore trout who writes all kinds of bizzre books.

Dwyane reads one of his book and becomes a homicidal maniac.

But this is just the very very basic plot, the write Vonnegut is a genius in between all this he puts forward his views about various issues in US ranging from viet nam to rape to Tv etc etc.
Gives details about a characters past to the size of his pennis.

As said at the back of the book :
"He creates a magic that makes poronography seem like plumbing,violence like lovemaking,guilt like child's play.He wheels out all the complaints about America and makes then seem fresh,funny.outrageous,hateful and loveable,all at the same time.He weaves nearly a dozen vonnegut stories into one plot"

Few quotes from this book ::
"Ideas or the lack of them can cause disease."

"There is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead. It is hard to adapt to chaos, but it can be done. I am living proof of that: It can be done

Now looking for his most popular work - Slaughterhouse Five.

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