I finished this book over the weekend.


I've been a big fan of Palahniuk for a long time. This novel...well, for 2/3rds of the book, I was getting bored. Basically the book is about a woman who is an artist and starts to unravel a twisted story about her husband's family and the history of the island that they live on (read this if you want spoilers galore). I like his style of writing (e.g. repeating phrases like "just for the record" for effect) but in this book it was a grind to get through. Granted, near the end of the book things started to fall into place and I felt like my time wasn't wasted but it felt like it took too long to get there. Ironically, the book isn't that long.

* Posted at 08.11.2008 07:36:42 AM CST | Link *

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