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Palahniuk's "other" best work,
This review is from: Survivor: A Novel (Paperback)
"Fight Club" may get all the press, notice, and attention, but in many ways Survivor is its literary equal, and maybe even a better book. Once again, Palahniuk manages to pluck a few choice elements from the boiling stew of our mass culture - apocalyptic cults, the grotesquely rich, disasters in the air (along with just enough random-but-relevant facts that leave you wondering how the heck he KNEW that) - and weave them together into a compelling adrenaline ride of a novel that also happens to be thoroughly entertaining. I HATE reviews that end up being spoilers, so I won't say any more, other than to mention that it has all the twists, turns, and extraordinary events that one would expect from a novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
Is it similar to Fight Club in some respects? Yeah.
Is it a literary masterpiece, destined to become a classic? Probably not.
But is it an excellent book to spend a few light evenings with? You bet your life it is.