Monday, March 30, 2009
After stumbling with a gender experiment in Diary, Chuck Palahniuk has returned to form with his inspired new book, a weird amalgamation of poetry and 23 short stories integrated through an outlandish novel straight out of Lovecraft. It's an inspired form that allows the author not only to explore different voices, albeit ones that are so bleakly like his own staccato style, but also to wander further into the depths of the human psyche. Is it sick? Well, sure, but I'm not sure what else you were expecting. This is, after all, the collection that contains the infamous "Guts," a story so knee-buckling that over sixty people have passed out, dropped right there on the bookstore floor, during the past year's readings."The first time I read 'Guts.' nobody fainted," explains Palahniuk on the Haunted web site. "My goal was just to write some new form of horror story, something based on the ordinary world. Without supernatural monsters or magic. This would be a book you wouldn't want to keep next to your bed. A book that would be a trapdoor down into some place dark. A place only you could go, alone, when you opened the cover. Because only books have that power." read the rest
I read half of it and I think it's his best work yet!:X
Can't wait to finish it!!
Have you read it?