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.
While an entertaining story, it was one of Palahniuk's more predictable tales. I liked it, but there wasn't anything impressive about it.
Anna Fields does a good job of narrative flow with Palahniuk's, disjointed, near-rambling monologues that he's known for.
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.
yes the reader was wonderful
yes, the story was written different then other stories im use to reading
the voice where great and the sounds were more real then what i would have been able to think up.
Yes, but only because I had to for book club.
The twists and turns.
The main character.
This is a very strange story. The narrator did a great job of perfoming the different roles.
This is one of the worst books I have ever read / listen to. Two thumbs down. Very disorganized, very unreal.
Behind the painful details is a lot of depth. It seems to me another study in the Buddhist concept of "no-self"
Fabulous!!! I loved this audiobook. Palahniuk's voice is smart and witty with just enough edge to make the main character and story compelling. The reader was perfect for this material. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book, but Palahniuk's voice isn't for everyone. If you like wholesome, positive stories with good-hearted characters, this is probably not the book for you.