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Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk
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Jan 19, 2009

it was ok

Stranger Than Fiction is one of those rare books that I simply don't have much of an opinion on. Despite the uniqueness of most of Palahniuk's stories, they simply weren't very engaging with the exception of one or two above-average pieces. In many of these short stories, the point wasn't getting across because there was too much detail in the way, the tone was off, or I just couldn't relate to the subject. The style was fine, but nothing special.

The stories are assorted into three sections: People Together, Portraits, and Personal, and actually get mildly better as they go on. The interview with Marilyn Manson was pretty awesome, and all of the Personal stories were vaguely interesting because almost all of them revolved around or referred to Fight Club.

My recommendation is to read a few of the better stories in this collection, but it's not a huge loss if you don't.
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Julia the movie was good, not sure it had anything to do with this book though...


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