Vonnegut Baltimore is for Vonnegut enthusiasts, initiates, and the unacquainted; anyone interested in reading thoughtful and entertaining science fiction/literature with a humanistic bent. We meet approximately monthly (except during the summer) to discuss works by or about Kurt Vonnegut and related authors. Everyone is welcome!
Vonnegut's first novel after achieving widespread fame, Breakfast of Champions is the story of the mental crisis of Dwayne Hoover, a businessman in the fictional Midland City, Ohio, but Vonnegut covers a lot of ground with digressions on the nature of free will, on suicide, and myriad criticisms of 20th century American culture. Breakfast of Champions is also famous for being peppered with numerous illustrations.
For Vonnegut enthusiasts, initiates, and the unacquainted; anyone interested in reading thoughtful and entertaining science fiction/literature with a humanistic bent.
Join us for a casual discussion of "Breakfast of Champions" at Old Major, 900 S Carey St, on Monday, April 29th.
Come a little early to grab a beverage / bite at the bar. Meetings are upstairs, starting at 7.30pm, and generally running to sometime between 9 and 9.30pm.
According to https://www.readinglength.com/book/isbn-0385334206, "Breakfast of Champions" is ≈ 56,000 words long and takes about 3 hours and 44 minutes to read (at a 250 wpm average).
The Enoch Pratt library has a few of copies: https://catalog.prattlibrary.org/client/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f605$002fSD_ILS:605236/ada?rt=CKEY|||CKEY|||false
The book can also be purchased through Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385334206/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_KHgRCbGY7GMXC