Chuck's books tend to either be very good for me or very bad. This one was very bad. Told from the point of a very precocious and pretentious little brat, and read by a reader who mispronounces words constantly.
Ugh. So boring. Nothing really happens. Normally LOVE Chuck Palahniuk. His writing makes me laugh out loud and if anyone hears snippets, they wonder what the hell I am listening to as it is so strange. Not this time. Just fell flat.
This book was recommended to me by a friend. We are no longer speaking as this is the most boring book I have ever read/listened too, next to paradise falls.
This is not like Fight club, so don't be blinded by it. It's boring and repetitive
Predictable and boring. Not worth the one credit at all
Performance could be improved if the girl was not so whiny
pretty much everything. It's a a gross depiction of hell and it's tasteless.
don't buy me
Yes, to Palahniuk. But this book was torture, and not in a fun way.
The idea has promise, but not since Mein Kampf have I cared less about a narrator.
eye rolling tween
Very, very few.
I tried. I really tried. But I've never given less of a crap about a protagonist, plot, or conclusion in my life. Finishing it, the last 1.5 hours, was liking pulling on a bone deep hangnail. It was the literary equivalent of an author farting in a mason jar and breathing deeply. Combined with the way too spot on annoying 13 year old voice acting, I can swear to you that every waiting room in hell plays this audiobook on a nonstop loop.
I liked this book. Kinda reminded me of Are you there God its me Margaret gor adults.
But they were all grimy much like the hell in which Madison resides. I felt like I was on a roller coaster of 'this is getting good' verses 'oh, letdown'.
Narration was good, but it'll be a while before I pick up another Palahniuk.
The book had Chuck's typical descriptive style where it was easy to imagine the narrative. This book left me wanting to learn more about the world he created and I found myself rooting for the protagonist.