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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 14th 2004
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
I last read Diary when I was around 16 years old and thought Chuck Palahniuk was God's greatest gift to the literary world. I devoured every book he wrote and thought he was so clever, so disgusting, and so bizarre, all in the best way possible. Needless to say my reading tastes have changed a lot i...
Palahniuk yine sasirtici, nefes kesici bir roman yazmis. Bir solukta okudum adeta. "Hepimiz kendi gercekligimizi yaratiriz."
This book was both brilliant and tiresome. At times I was blown away by Chuck's writing style and prose and within the same chapter, he would lose me completely and I would have to go back and re-read a portion to make sure I was not skipping parts. Weird. I can't say that I have ever read a book qu...
I think Chuck Palahniuk is one of those authors I just don't and am not going to get. I tried to read another book of his years ago and it left me the same way as this one -- weird, with intriguing ideas, but the writing style just doesn't work for me. Too much nihilism and odd, uncomfortable scenes...
I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than I did Choke, the only other Palahniuk book I've read. With strong echos of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," this is a creepy tale of intrigue and intergenerational mayhem on a small island off the coast of the United States.What lengths will the islanders go...