''Palahniuk is one of the freshest, most intriguing voices to appear in a long time. He rearranges Vonnegut's sly humor, DeLillo's mordant social analysis, and Pynchon's antic surrealism (or is it R. Crumb's?) into a gleaming puzzle palace all his own.'' --Newsday
''Palahniuk displays a Swiftian gift for satire, as well as a knack for crafting mesmerizing sentences that loom with stark, prickly prose and repetitive rhythms.'' --San Francisco Examiner
''Even I can't write this well.'' --Thom Jones
''The story scoots along like any great adventure story, as she takes on Hitler and Catherine de Medici, and it's a delight seeing Madison find her place in life, even if it's in death.'' --Booklist
"[Palahniuk] throws his punches, but he's been working on his technique and they hit you in new and different ways that will make you scowl and laugh and cringe."
"--Winnipeg Free Press"