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Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk
Pygmy
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The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park—Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to... show more
The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park—Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc.”Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the United States, disguised as exchange students, to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates us with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire of an American xenophobia that might, in fact, be completely justified. For Pygmy and his fellow operatives are cooking up something big, something truly awful, that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees.It’s a comedy. And a romance.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385526340 (0385526342)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
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XOX
XOX rated it
3.5 Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk is only okay
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 ...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
2.0 Pygmy
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.
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 Pygmy
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...
lebrunskibooks
lebrunskibooks rated it
2.0 Pygmy
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.
shenmi meiren
shenmi meiren rated it
3.0 Pygmy
It was a rather difficult book - especially since I read it together with a friend, aloud... Not the best Palahniuk experience, though memorable :)
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