It was…different. I mean, even for Palahniuk. I dunno. It just felt like I’d read it before? I mean, Palahniuk’s books are all along the same vein (disillusioned narrator, traveling without a destination among strange companions, having an impossible task to complete), and maybe I was just expecting something different from it.
It’s a lot like Invisible Monsters, the more that I think about it.
I mean, it was good and interesting, don’t get me wrong- the premise had me hooked from the start. It started off and ended kinda fast-paced, but the middle drags a bit, kinda emphasizing and repeating the same points over and over again. Also: it felt really short.
Knowing what Palahniuk was going through when writing this definitely accounts for the message/ideals that the book gives off, though, and that really makes it powerful, in retrospect.
And I guess this kinda puts a capstone on my Palahniuk books (for now).
Good book. Classic Palahniuk. Better than some of his others. Give it a shot.
Next: Changeless by Gail Carriger.