Invisible Monsters: A Novel

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W. W. Norton, Sep 17, 1999 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Love, betrayal, petty larceny, and high fashion fuel this deliciously comic novel from the author of Fight Club.

She's a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge that she exists. 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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User Review  - SheilaCornelisse - LibraryThing

I found this book very disturbing. At first I thought it may work well in our diversity and LGTBQ collection at the high school; however, this is definitely not a positive book. The plot line is ... Read full review

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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

A truly immersive, disturbing novel that explores the link between body modification and the desire to be 'ugly'. The book's narrator is self-absorbed, scheming, deceitful and deeply troubled, surrounding herself with people who are equally damaged/damaging. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of fourteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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