The Author-Reader Relationship

Posted February 17, 2010 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Writing / 0 Comments

Like Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions left me with a lot to think about. In the mists of this satirical story there is a whole other element; the book explores the effects of an author-reader relationship, mainly with Kilgore Trout and Dwayne Hoover. The book the sent Dwayne Hoover was in the form of a letter from the creature telling the reader he is the only real person in the world, everyone else were robots, and later in the epilogue the creator has a conversation with Trout.

It’s an interesting concept, and one I haven’t really thought about before, but it is something to ponder.

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