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Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
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Apr 21, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: reviewed, owned-books
Recommended for: Plaahniuk fans
Read from April 14 to 19, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1


Look, there's no denying it, Mr. Palahniuk writes weird books. Anyone who has read or seen or heard about Fight Club or Choke would not dispute this fact. His plot lines occur in a surreal world, sometimes mirroring a subconsciously filtered nightmare masquerading as reality based. Other times he plumbs the depths of fringe subcultures bubbling in a frothy stew of low life encountering depraved. In Diary, he leads us on a bizarre journey involving disappearing rooms, supernatural driven artistic genius, murder, yes, lots of murder & an island community straight out of an early Stephen King novel. Each night that I finished reading a new piece I found myself shuddering with revulsion as I closed the book & placed it back on the shelf. I felt slightly unclean. It was like I was witnessing something nasty, not fiction, but all too real. I will not share now just how real or not this story is - why ruin the ride. However, please note the title of my review & beware - this could be your own. Or, maybe not. Who knows. One thing for sure, in the hands of Mr. Palahniuk, anything is possible.


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