If your favorite author is Jane Austen, perhaps you shouldn't cross paths quite yet with Chuck Palahniuk. The author of Snuff, Choke, and Rant might be an acquired taste, but many readers have taken the leap and come back, begging for more. Pygmy might be a good place for newcomers to start: It... show more
If your favorite author is Jane Austen, perhaps you shouldn't cross paths quite yet with Chuck Palahniuk. The author of Snuff, Choke, and Rant might be an acquired taste, but many readers have taken the leap and come back, begging for more. Pygmy might be a good place for newcomers to start: It stars a 13-year-old foreign exchange student terrorist who functions, if not always adequately, as part of a cadre sent to the U.S. to unleash havoc on a quiet midwestern city. In Palahniuk's hands, this bizarre mission turns into an apt excuse for exposing both the plotters and their generally unwitting hosts.
Publish date: May 5th 2009
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
This supposed to be funny. But it is not so funny if you understand Chinese and know that most Chinese, even who don't speak proper English, don't sound like that as describe in the book. The dialogue itself would have turned me off. But wait, there is more. There is no main plot. There is a ...
hey Goodreads works the other way, too...this Palahniuk found its way to my bookshelf... and i found it a heavy disappointment after fight club...but glad to find out the masses also say, "Palaniuk's worst."so now maybe i explore his other stuff.
This is the first time I have met an author able to do such different things with his stories. It's pure talent and raw passion that Palahniuk has, to mix so many things in his books and present them under such weird forms, and still be able to make himself understood. What I probably love most abou...
A self-indulgent polemic filled with one-dimensional (at best two-dimensional) characters. It is genuinely funny in places, but there's not enough to redeem it to be a worthwhile book.
It was a rather difficult book - especially since I read it together with a friend, aloud... Not the best Palahniuk experience, though memorable :)