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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
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He was a graduate of West Point. West Point was a military academy that turned young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war.

Another brilliant ride through Vonnegut-land. Part comedy, part searing social satire, this book has its fourth wall broken more than any other book I’ve read. At times, I may not have understood where it was going or what the “point” was, but it certainly left me satisfied. Also, I am now completely convinced of Mr. Vonnegut’s influence over Douglas Adams.

The Creator of the Universe had put a rattle on its tail. The Creator had also given it front teeth which were hypodermic syringes filled with deadly poison. Sometimes I wonder about the Creator of the Universe.

And so on.
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February 6, 2011 – Shelved
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May 16, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Kedar Also, I am now completely convinced of Mr. Vonnegut’s influence over Douglas Adams.

I suspect a lot of DNA's ideas got seeded after The Sirens of Titan.


Jason That's one Vonnegut I haven't read yet, but it's on my list!


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