Diary (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2004 - Fiction - 260 pages
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Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she’s now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn’t stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they’ve found on the walls of houses he remodeled.

Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America’s most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk’s most impressive work to date.

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Palahniuk has a very distinctive writing style. - Goodreads
The plot build-up flares with excitement and disgust. - Goodreads
I can't even begin to describe the plot of _Diary_. - Goodreads
Especially towards the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - keneumey - LibraryThing

I didn't think I was enjoying this as much as his others until I found I couldn't put it down. Dark, but so imaginative. Very tightly plotted. I get tired of some of his literary devices, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

Some asshole (or teenager, come to think of it) had circled every standalone sort-of-profundity in my, which called attention to some bits I wouldn't have dwelt upon otherwise. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Chuck Palahniuk’s novels are the bestselling Lullaby and Fight Club (which was made into a film by director David Fincher), Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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