If there were ever a man who embodies the “Good Scribe” it’s Kurt Vonnegut. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut is lauded as one of the 20th century’s greatest writers and social critics. He published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, five works of nonfiction before his death in New York City in 2007 at the age of 84.
Thematically, this book is a boilerplate. In this black comedy, Vonnegut puts under the microscope: writing, fame, consumerism, American social values, freewill, race and many other themes most authors actively avoid. Breakfast of Champions lives in the Pantheon of literature, alongside other novels by Kurt Vonnegut such as Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, and Welcome to the Monkey House. After this conversation, we hope you’ll read (or re-read) what might be the bestnovel from one of the greatest novelists to ever do it. Enjoy ✌️