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Um, yeah. Anyway, the Hollywood vibe doesn't stop these comparisons. As with Fight Club and Survivor, the book is invested with a cinematic sweep, from the opening set piece, which takes off like a house afire (literally), to a host of filmic tics sprayed throughout the text: "Flash," "Jump back," "Jump way ahead," "Flash," "Flash," "Flash." You get the idea. It's as if Palahniuk didn't write the thing but yanked it directly out of the Cineplex of his mind's eye. Does it succeed? Mostly. Still working on measuring out the proper dosages of his many writerly talents (equal parts potent imagery, nihilistic coolspeak, and doped-out craziness), Palahniuk every now and then loosens his grip on the story line, which at points becomes as hard to decipher as your local pill addict's medicine cabinet. However Invisible Monsters works best on a roller-coaster level. You don't stop and count each slot on the track as you're going down the big hill. You throw up your hands and yell, "Whee!" --Bob Michaels --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Great book with an intense read. Makes you want to never put it down. Really get you in the mind of the main character. One of my favorite books of all time.Published 10 days ago by Serena
Not Chuck's best work, I couldn't even finish reading it. I have no idea where he got the concept from -- and not in a "wow that's so original way" but in a "omg how... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Trompe La Mort
This book was hard to read because its content was pretty sociopathic. I actually didn't finish it. If you like hardcore, Girl with a Dragon Tattoo about the darker side of... Read morePublished 19 days ago by tcrlady
Love this book! Didn't want it to end!
If you're into unicorns and rainbows and flowery books telling of peachy-keen love stories, read this, it will change your... Read more
Typical Palahniuk. This is the third book of his I've read and my least favorite so far. The inner monologue becomes a bit overwhelming but the plot twists and explicit imagery... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kevin
One of his best. So many twists I should have known, but still didn't see it coming.Published 29 days ago by Aaron
Admittedly the writing style is excellent. At first I wondered how it would have fared but the fast forward, rewind, flip the page style allowed for the intrigue and twist of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mellissa M.