palahniuk definitely has a style all his own and his stories are interesting and move quickly and keep you guessing. this has a few problems but is good. i still rank Fight Club #1, Choke and Diary tied for #2, Lullaby, Survivor and Invisible Monsters next and Haunted last.
Everything. I wanted a refund after 30 seconds into this.
Nothing from this author
No. None. Unless you like feeling semi-psychotic. That is how this is written, and to hear someone try and read this aloud just gives me a raging migraine.
Not sure why this author is so popular, other than fact they made Fight Club into a movie.
So apparently, Chuck made Fight Club after he couldn't get this published. That's quite apparent. I would consider this as a rough draft of Fight Club. It contains many of the same themes, but is less polished as the more popular book.
The biggest flaw of Invisible Monsters is the abundance of unbelievable plot twists. They get absurd to a point, and almost made me dislike the book. Also, it can get rather repetitive at times, with the abundance of the "Sorry mom. Sorry God." and "Give me...Flash" lines. But the brilliant quotes and one liners and the vibrant characters make me overlook these peccadilloes. The unique writing style captures your attention from the beginning.
This was a great listen, flaws and all. I'm glad that I checked it out.
Twisted, Engaging, Enthralling
When the story comes together, culminating in a complete reversal of everything you had taken to be fact--it will make you rethink the entire story as you search for the clues you're certain to miss.
Wonderful narration. The voices of each character were distinct and unique. Her seamless transition between the narrator and other characters made this an exciting listen.
Give me serenity... *flash*
Superb storytelling with just enough twists to keep you guessing until the end. The description and detail put into this story are rarely seen these days--Chuck truly immerses reads in his world. By the end of the book, you'll feel like you're standing next to the characters.
This is not a book for the faint of heart, the easily offended or the bashful. It's raw, controversial in ways and exposes readers to a mixture of social distortion. That being said, it's wonderfully twisted.
Sometimes, I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
I don't even know how to start this. This was my first introduction to Chuck Palahniuk. He is like no author I have read before, and I appreciate his creativity. Some parts of the novel, I believe, jumped around a bit to much. Even though the story line was a bit to "coincidental" and extremely "out there", part of you actually believes in the reality of it all. Because of this book, I will definitely be buying more by Chuck.
The opening scene alone had me knowing I'd cherish this read from start to finish. A completely unlikable heroine - a shallow model disfigured permanently and going through life with a veil unable to speak. Chuck isn't about the situational realism so much as the biting and brilliant inner monologue and this work has its share of gems. I will listen over and over.
The narrator did an incredible job of creating tone and mood through her use of varied voices.
I like that the story challenged my normal framework for reality. Not many books have challenged my patterns of thought in such a demanding way.
The scene where the main character first leaves the hospital and goes into the grocery store; the theft of the turkey and the comments of the child in line are telling.
The main character.