Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better - and that salvation hides in the last places you'll ever want to look.
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"This is a wild ride of a novel." (Booklist)
"Gutsy, terse, and cunning, Invisible Monsters may emerge as Palahniuk's strongest book." (Seattle Times)
I know Chuck Palahniuk is not for everyone, but I love his strange dark humor and I always know I can pick up one of his books and get a story like none other. Invisible Monsters definitely delivers. Yes it has drugs yes it has violence and yes most of the characters you are not going to empathize with but isn’t that what we read Chuck Palahniuk for? I know his bleak view of human nature and unique characters are just part of why I keep coming back.
As for the Audio version of this book it was perfection! The dramatization was spot on. I would highly recommend this audio book especially if you are already a Palahuiuk fan.
My husband likes Chuck Palahnuik and begged me to listen to one. I have never watched Fight Club or read anything by him so I had no idea what to expect. It had very good narration. The story was bizarre. It was funny though because the stranger it got, the more I couldn't turn it off. It was like seeing a horrible car accident, you don't want to look but you can't help it. I don't know if I will ever read another book by him again but I can honestly say that I have never read anything like it before. Chuck Palahniuk definitely has one heck of an imagination.
This book was as annoying as it was interesting! This was my first time with this author. Not sure if I would read him again but I did get a few belly laughs from listening. Interesting story, surely twisted but fun.
Chuck P. presents a unique, humorous and more-than-a-little twisted look at the modern, cosmetically-obsessed, gender-confused, drug-addled and (on many levels) just plain dysfunctional world in which we dwell. Thoroughly entertaining, whimsical and as offbeat a storyline as you will find anywhere. This is not for those who shock easily.
Maybe I'm sick & twisted, but I loved this book! The main character, who doesn't have a face and can't talk, is BRILLIANT! Obviously the narrator talks to tell the story, but as the character she speaks gibberish. Her nuances, accents, etc, make this a fabulous book to listen to. The story itself is hilarious, even though though it could be taken as tragic. Lots of twists and turns, but you have to pay attention because it jumps around a lot time-wise.
Give me a total thumbs up . . . FLASH!
The narrator is exceptionally good. I usually dislike performance audio. Generally, I would rather just hear the story in a normal reading voice: no distracting accents meant to distinguish one character from another, no dramatization with the narrator imposing their idea of where the points of emphasis should be, none of the invariably oafish-sounding male voices from female narrators, none of the female voices from male narrators that always sound somehow weak and mocking. Narrator Anna Fields reads like someone who effortlessly gets what is great about the writing of Chuck Palahniuk. Incidentally, I find her voice strangely reminiscent of Ellen Degeneres.
this book is undoubtedly one of the funniest books i've ever read/listened too. and it is very, VERY well read by anna fields. not only is it hilarious, but it is a really mind bending story with a definite 'fight club' resin pasted all over the plot. well done chuck palahniuk!
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.
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.
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