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It was an ok book. I read it because it was suggested to me. The best character was the mom; I loved her. I liked him in the end after he let loose in the police station and was found out by the heros. Not really my style of book. It wasn't so horrible that I just couldn't finish reading. It ended as expected for me, with character in slightly better predicament than he started out. 

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I read this after reading Rant. Rant was interesting, this was not.

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fantastic. a must read

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Great fast read. If you've never read anything by this author before be prepared for some deliciously graphic details.

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I expected more from Palahniuk, but it was still a good book.

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I was very disappointed with this book. I thought the dialog was horrible, and the ending was even worse. I think he threw in too many twists to try and make it interesting, but actually ruined the story. I can honestly say I liked the movie better.

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This is an audiobook that I just popped into my computer and played. Read by Chuck P., it just flowed.The shocking story of an abused kid who somehow finds his way out of the thick swamp of his mother's drug-addicted fantasies, and multiple foster-homes.We meet "Victor" in his late thirties, now caring for his mother in a nursing home. Her continuous "huffing" of industrial solvents-via a nose-inhaler, and the onslaught of age, have combined to send her to a nursing home. Victor, her son, feeds her on his visits-although he is unrecognizable to her.She is nearly-terminal. Having given up his medical career, he works at a colonial theme park. It is a stoner's way-station.Victor is a sex-addict. What a surprise. And so on, and so on. And so on. Victor sees people now not as people but as diagnoses. This is a continuing motif. This is a light-hearted comedy, despite the relentless dysfunction of the characters involved. Superficially, this is a black and bleak tragedy. More fundamentally, this book keeps slogging along towards a kind of "Victory". It feels like good writing. It feels right.Listen to this audiobook and know a fine writer, Chuck Palahniuk. 

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This is my favorite book by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Read 01/08/10

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The movie depraves all intended meaning, I can't help but notice the review below me was made by someone typically outside of his target audience. Can really hit home with his monologues describing the backwards reasoning, that many are familiar with. Definitely my favorite Palahniuk, not his most graphic (Snuff takes that medal). The point of view perfectly expresses his self-loathing protagonist caught in the mouse trap of immediate gratification as purpose has escaped him. Quick, smut keeps you in it constantly, and the mom makes Amy Winehouse look like a Saint. 

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