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Old 12-07-2012, 07:25 PM
Elmer J. Fudd Elmer J. Fudd is offline
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Originally Posted by President Johnny Gentle View Post
Vonnegut appeared in other books as well. I remember Slaughterhouse Five and Timequake off of the top of my head. Strangely enough, Kilgore Trout appears as a character in all three novels. Trout was widely considered to be Vonnegut himself, given another name.
I think there may have been elements of Vonnegut's personality in Trout but they are definitely different characters, since the two actually meet each other in Breakfast of Champions. It's been a while since I read that book, but I believe Vonnegut attempts to personally apologize to Kilgore Trout for putting him through so much shit. IIRC, this attempted atonement is rewarded with personal injury.