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Invisible Monsters

Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk http://thefaultinourblogs.blogspot.com

So messed up. A commentary of physical beauty, the shallowness of modeling professions and culture, family, and consumerism. It was very hard to like the protagonist in this one, which was why it was difficult for me to read. In addition, Palahnuik's narrative arc is one that sprinkles explanations through the course of events, leaving the reader in confusion until the "reveals" at the end. It was a little frustrating for me. I just didn't know what was going on. That being said, I can see why so many people love this book. It is astoundingly well done. That doesn't mean, however, that it's pretty. Invisible Monsters really freaked me out, which is probably what it was supposed to do. I just can't say it was fun to read.