Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died. It's a 'culling song' - an... show more
Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died. It's a 'culling song' - an ancient African spell for euthanizing sick or old people. Researching it, he meets a woman who killed her own child with it accidentally. He himself accidentally killed his own wife and child with the same poem twenty years earlier. Together, the man and the woman must find and destroy all copies of this book, and try not to kill every rude sonofabitch that gets in their way. Lullaby is a comedy/drama/tragedy. In that order. It may also be Chuck Palahniuk's best book yet.
Publish date: June 5th 2003
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
Palahniuk, yeniden "isgal" ve "tuketim toplumu"nu buyu semboluyle islemis, nefis bir kitap cikmis ortaya.
I Want You To Die For Me Baby Personal review for Lullaby Let's say that a simple chant can change your life forever. A simple song can really make you devastated. The words behind Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby is simply ambitious. Imagine a simple poem can kill many people, simply by reading it to you...
The Basics Carl Streator is an investigative journalist, and he has been tasked with finding a pattern among babies who died of crib death. He does find a pattern. The same book of poems in each house, marked on the same page. It turns out this is a culling song, and anyone who hears it dies. Now ...
This was highly recommended by a friend whose literary tastes I respect and often share. I can see some of the things she probably liked in it. She likes the fantastical and quirky, particularly served up in a literary style, and I can certainly see both virtues in the book--I just didn't particular...
Oh ... I'm undecided. I don't know if I like Chuck P. or I just think I should like him. I guess the reason I feel this way is because I enjoy the surrealism, I enjoy the absurdity and I enjoy the bizarre escape his books provide me with but I guess my beef with him is that I hate being preached t...