I was very disappointed in this book. The Narrator, Richard Poe spoke so monotonously through the entire book that I would have slept through it even if the story line had been well written. This book read like someone's first novel. Will not soon read another by Chuck Palaniuk.
He was repetitive in his language use and certainly could have enlarged on his story.
He could have not written it at all.
Save your money.
my first book by the author-omg, the concept is mind blowing. I love the way this guy thinks! (not sure what that says about me -Lol). the narration was spot on! loved it!
This is NOT a book I would recommend to a friend. It was full of dark imagery and pessimism. I thought the premise was a good one, but it got so mired in the baseness of humans that it seemed very didactic, like a comment on the human condition or something. The author's style of writing wasn't my favorite, either. Palahniuk's use of indirect quotes was annoying, and he was so busy pointing out their weaknesses that I never cared about the characters until maybe the VERY end, and then it was too late.
I'm not sure what my next listen will be. I've been thinking about Her Fearful Symmetry, so maybe that one.
The performance was good. Poe read well and I liked his emotional portrayal of the main character, but the material he had to work with couldn't be saved.
NO! Please no! Not another paranormal movie/TV show where it is so plot driven and the main characters are so annoying that you hope one of the monsters get them, or in this case you hope they sing the song to each other!
I really wanted to like this book, but it didn't work for me at all! Good idea, but not what I was looking for...
I loved this book and finished it so fast simply because I couldn't stop listening. The way Chuck balances realism and the normal world with just a dash of magic and fantasy is perfect. Lullaby is another thoughtful Palahniuk book riddled with questions you'll be begging for the answers to!
Why do I do this to myself? I love the concept of the books that Chuck writes but when I actually get to the point of reading them, they either are beyond grotesque or just plain ludicrous. I have a very strong stomach but some of stories are just beyond gross. This book actually is not grotesque and barely ludicrous. It could have ended way before it did and that was my main complaint. I guess that is why I keep reading his works. There has got to be a happy medium met one time, to the point where I can enjoy his creativeness.
Feels like classic Palahniuk to me, with an absolutely brilliant read by Richard Poe (Sutree, anyone??).
It's got some good ole out their bizarre; it's got a character that I could see B Pitt nailing with a cool insanity; it's got some very interesting themes that wouldn't quite take their leave of me for some several days; I mentioned a character, but should have mentioned a bunch of great characters; it's goot a whole lot of dark, and in a typical (and by that I'm implying nothing but all good things ;) CP fashion, it's got scenarios created with all these great ingredients that are so damn funny and twisted, that I often experience a slight phase of guilt for each and every additional astonishingly cathartic absurdity treated as the everyday norm that never fails to break me out of myself and somehow always reach one of two conclusions: a. We are so screwed. Or b. Wow. We could be a whole lot more screwed.
Anyway, well enjoyed material and precision executed narration by Mr Poe.
Iow, give it a shot, unless you're very literal minded or closed to creative jaunts into madness, that is. Most likely, I think you'll enjoy the time spent looking into Chucks world. I know you will enjoy hearing an expertly told story. And if I'm wrong on either count... Well, why are you listening to me in the first place? Silly.