Location: Coffee Society Pruneyard
1875 South Bascom Ave., Suite 112, Campbell, CA View Map
When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30pm
Welcome to Book Club #9
Book: Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Pages: 302, Paperback
" SYNOPSIS - Dwayne Hoover, a Midwestern automobile salesman, with a troubled marriage, meets Vonnegut's famous character, the hack writer, Kilgore Trout, on the eve of Trout's receiving the Nobel Prize. Filmed in 1998 with Bruce Willis, this is another of Vonnegut's savage satires of middle American values and their racketeering.
FROM THE CRITICS - Library Journal
First published in 1973, Breakfast of Champions traces the cross-country journey of the long-suffering sf writer Kilgore Trout, who, to his amazement, is invited to attend an arts festival in a gritty Midwestern town. As Kilgore's picaresque adventure unfolds, Vonnegut drops in barbs on such contemporary American maladies as war, consumerism, racism, and pollution. Written when the author was experimenting with the novel form, this is the kind of book that listeners will either love or hate. It is composed in the simplest prose imaginable, and the original print edition was laced with Vonnegut's own crude line drawings..."
Read more from the description at Barnesandnoble.com
If you like the book, read and then attend. I am not expecting 100% participation at every book club meeting. Just come to the ones you like. Get the book any way you like...library, buy, borrow, or used. Its your choice. Paperback or hardcover whatever works.
Just a reminder, this group is low-key so don't expect a deep
literary discussion. We read the book, attend meeting, and discuss the questions from the reading guide (www.readinggroupguides.com or other source) while enjoying the social setting.
We are looking for dedicated readers of all ages. All we ask is that you RESPOND to whether you will be there or not via "evite" invitation and cancel early if you can't make it or finish book in time.
South Bay Book Club
Marlene Backes, Clive Charlwood, and Wayland Quon
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Added by wayland128 on October 19, 2005