I say: I knew that this would be a stretch for me when I read the synopsis, but since I’ve heard so much about Palahniuk’s writing, I thought I’d give it a go.
Which I did.
A very patient go.
Being the type of person that has little interest in films and actors, this was a painful read. The entire book is so sprinkled with names and names and names of actors and films it became really old really fast. Another thing that bothered me was the constant use of “to paraphrase [so and so]". Yes, perhaps this is the way that Hazie spoke, but it just annoyed me. The writing did little, if anything at all, for me and the only positive thing I have to say is that it was rather fast paced and a quick enough read at 179 pages.
Like I said, I knew when I read the synopsis that I wasn’t going to like the plot, and I didn’t. I figured out the twist too early to even invoke any type of interest in how the story was going to unfurl, and I was basically reading just to read. When the end came I just rolled my eyes and threw the book to the side.
I’ll still read another Palahniuk book if and when I come across one, because I don’t believe in judging an author by one book alone. However, I’ll make sure I borrow the next one instead of buying it.