©2007 Chuck Palahniuk; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"This dark religious parable (there's even a resurrection) from the master of grotesque excess may not attract new readers, but it will delight old ones." (Publishers Weekly)
"Outrageous but not quite over the top, full of energetic humor, Rant...is a memorable portrait of the cults that gather around authentically different people and a portrait of dystopia that feels unsettlingly contemporary." (Booklist)
Being able to go about my daily tasks while still enjoying the novel.
When you begin to think you are finally starting to understand things, it reveals new information that feels like a kick to the face.
I have read this book several times, in one year being five times, but decided to finally enjoy listening to it leisurely.
By far the main character (being whom the book gained it's namesake from), Buster "Rant" Casey, is burned into the readers memory early on. From the various things he does throughout his life, his personality that shows beyond written/spoken words, even down to his eventual "death(?)" he captivates you.
Chuck Palahniuk has a style of writing, as far as I am aware, unlike any other. He throws words at your face only a renowned artisan of his craft who fastidiously toiled for such an ability can. The way in which he uses various descriptive words hit your senses as if the Three Ninjas (decent movie in it's time) were lighting up your eyes. You feel as if you are party crashing right along with the characters that by the time you look around and regain your sense of surrounding you have long forgotten where you were. Such an ability as that along with a wildly vivid imagination when properly used can be life changing for anyone willing to dive into the writers mind and open their own to the adventure that awaits.
loved it from start to finish. I've read the novel twice and decided to check out the audio book version. the cast is amazing and gives these mysterious characters so much more life!
This is very good, but mind twisty. Really need to hear it again because it's like that snake eating it's tail thing. Perfect listen if you are in a boring place and need to stay awake. It's like WTF! What? WTF! What?! Ugh---what?! WTF! Plus, I really love the voice of the woman who plays Tina Something.
I loved this once I got into it a bit. Totally original in the format and delivery. Hard to even describe except to say I was riveted by the story telling and the character development - wow, what characters.
The performances were interwoven perfectly.
I loved Echo...so damaged, but brave, and confident, and honest.
I own the physical copy of this book as well but this book keeps you thinking and analyzing so much that I thought listening to it may give me a new perspective of it. I was right, this book is by far one of the smartest and hardest to grasp the concept of what he's saying but even without that understanding the first time I read it I still loved it. it's so easy to enjoy its a guaranteed new favorite to any fan of Chuck palahniuk.
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