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05-31-2010, 10:24 AM #1
Books Rec: Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
Honestly, one of the best books I've read in a long, long time. And I read a fair amount. Chuck Palahniuk is a genius, plain and simple. Anyone else read this?"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
05-31-2010, 10:55 AM #2
I've stopped getting excited about Palahniuk books. Everytime a new one comes out, the story seems sick, but just ends up collapsing into its own absurdity halfway though. Snuff is a solid example - great premise (aging porn star tries to nail 600 men on screen in 24 hours) but I lost all interest by the end.
Reverend, I'll take your positive review as a sign of hope that Chuck is back on top of his shit.
05-31-2010, 12:34 PM #3
I've found that people either really like his stuff or they think he's a complete idiot. Personally, I'm torn.
Haven't read Pygmy. Probably will tho.
05-31-2010, 03:45 PM #4Registered User
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I did not like pygmy that much, or choke for that matter
but I really liked survivor and fight club, even though both narrators had pretty much identical voicesPreserving farness, nearness presences nearness in nearing that farness
05-31-2010, 09:09 PM #5
Personally, I think those that don't like him can't handle his cynicism, which I found Irish Spring refreshing. He pretty much picks apart American Midwestern/methodist/baptismal/Walmart culture with a hyper creative scalpel. I found myself laughing my ass off on a plane, then thoroughly disgusted upon landing at ATL."All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
05-31-2010, 09:14 PM #6"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
06-03-2010, 08:20 AM #7
Is there a place in the world for someone who liked Fight Club the book but hated the movie? (yeah, I know, I'm the only one who hated that movie...)You really need to stop knowing WTF you're talking about. (Tippster)