Meet up to discuss the next classical book we voted on- Breakfast of Champions

  • April 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I thought the current book we are reading would be a good segue to something classical. If you don't recall and for any new members, a few months ago we voted and ranked a group of classical books and the top ranking three classical books would be read in ranking sequence whenever we read classical books in the future. We already read one of the two books that were ranked number one so that leaves us with the second number one - Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.

Breakfast of .... is exactly 303 pages so I scheduled the next meet up for six weeks from the upcoming meet up (27th). Based on feedback from members, six weeks to read a book with an average of 300 pages to read is plenty. I have no problem changing the time frame to a week or two later so please let me know if you folks would prefer a longer time frame.

Amazon has the kindle edition for $4.34 and the paperback used for $1.77 and new from $8.06. I haven't had the chance to check with some of the local libraries about availability. If anyone could kindly call around and find out for me I would greatly appreciate it. I won't have time today or tomorrow because I have several orders for hand painted needlepoint canvasses to complete and I need to work around the clock til late night. If I haven't heard from anyone by Wednesday afternoon, then I will make some calls late Wednesday. Oh, also, AbeBooks.com has the book for $4.18 and free shipping so that should be helpful. Let me know, thanks.

Below is a copy and paste of a brief excerpt about the book-

"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."

In the mean while, happy reading and I hope you enjoy this selection of unique, eccentric classical selection.

-Andie

 

 

 

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.

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  • Andrea

    Great group. Great discussion. Thanks, Andie!!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have a family emergency. :-(

    April 9, 2013

  • Gary

    I just received a dinner invitation and have decided to accept. I was never a Vonnegut fan and this book reminds me why.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I purchased the book this morning. Will finish tonight. Looking forward to discussion.
    Michael

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but a conflict came up. And I just finished the book. I had forgotten what it was like to read Vonnegut.

    April 4, 2013

  • Brian

    I found mine from FLOP using the collection of tubes that are the internet. I got one that says it has drawings by the author in it. You can get it sent to your nearest library. No need to call anyone else.

    February 27, 2013

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