©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)
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 do not recommend this book. I found the book nonsense, pointless & blasphemous.
I did not enjoy, but listened to the entire book.
Fortunately I listen to audio books while driving or walking, so at least it wasn't a complete waste of time.
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.
Disease epidemic, the future, neurology, time travel. yes please!
the story is choppy, as it is told by many characters about the main character, Rant. but I enjoyed a different style. it makes you think and put the puzzle together however you want. my fav of chucks so far.
The cast of narrators employed to enact this book gives a perfect example of the possibilities of audio books. Must listen for any audio book enthusiast. I might have a hard time listening to any other fiction after being exposed to this great production!
Narrators were great, and it's a great story, but the oral history writing style gets irritating after a while, as each time someone speaks, they first introduce themselves, breaking the momentum of the story.
Otherwise, this is a great Dystopian Fiction piece. It is a departure from the style of Chuck Palahniuk's other, more well-known pieces such as Fight Club and Choke. The oral history format, while irritating to listen to after a while, is an interesting approach to creating a tale of fiction.
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