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Speaking of little black boxes, Skinnerians would have a field day with the presenting behavior of the folks who make up Palahniuk's world. They pretend they're suicide hotline operators for fun. They eat lobster before it's quite... done. They dance in morgues. The Cleavers they are not. Scary as they might be, these characters are ultimately more scared of themselves than you are, and that's what makes them so fascinating. In the wee hours and on lonely highways, they exist in a perpetual twilight, caught between the horror of the present and the dread of the unknown. With only two novels under his belt, Chuck Palahniuk is well on his way to becoming an expert at shining a light on these shadowy creatures. --Bob Michaels --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Well, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. First Palahniuk I've read. Quick read, not sure if I would finish it but the ending caught me off guard and now I'm oddly moved by... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sarah Benton
great book. worth much more than the price. messed-up as you should expect. better than fight club or choke.Published 13 days ago by soundwaveclick
This one was far more introspective than "Invisible Monster", which I read earlier. I loved it for different reasons. Most trivial being 1. Read morePublished 19 days ago by samantha marks
Couldn't put it down!!! He gets me every time, can't wait to read more of his books!! Mysterious and SatisfyingPublished 28 days ago by Keena Thaxton
Another strong one here. The plot is solid, the characters are interesting and well-developed, and it has a vague ending that opens up the possibility of a follow-up. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rich L.
A story about an Amish death cult, you say? Of course, Chuck, I would love to read it.
This is easily my favorite Chuck Palahniuk read. I highly recommend it.
Was expecting more from Palahniuk. The overall story was very entertaining and well written, but perhaps is less relevant over a decade after its publication.Published 4 months ago by Lauren H