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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
About 10 years ago, I feel like the whole world started reading Chuck Palahniuk novels. And by "the whole world" I mean, the more counter-cultured people in my class... Read morePublished 2 days ago by marilyn
My first Palahniuk. My kids love him and suggested this might be an OK intro for mom. What an e ticket ride! The characters are well developed but I never saw any whallops coming. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Green Di
Love this book, surprised me more than I expected.
Fun fact: if you know the band Panic! at the Disco, their song "Time to Dance" is based on this book.
i love a book that makes you sit back & go "whattttttt????" if you have never read anything from this author i suggest you give him a shot with this novel! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Chelsea
Very enjoyable book. Easy to read. This author woes brilliantly.Published 1 month ago by Vanessa Misty