Picking a favorite author can be a daunting endeavor. Is it the author of your favorite book? Is it your favorite writer? Maybe something completely different? Oddly enough, my favorite author did not write my favorite book, nor is he my favorite writer. My favorite author would have to be Vonnegut. "Cat's Cradle" comes close to being my favorite book, and "Breakfast of Champions" is one the most enjoyable books I've ever read. Vonnegut was, simply put, a genius. He may be one of the most clever people to ever live, and he was a master of satire. I feel it's safe to say that there will never be another author that can even touch the level of creativity that Vonnegut exhibited in every one of his novels and short stories. So it goes.