Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Great Expectations: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk

We got a request for one of us to read Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, along with several other things that I had already read, but Sunny hasn't, so I took this book. Now, I have read this author before. I read Choke, which was a great read. I haven't read Fight Club, but I saw the movie. I know, the books are always better, but sometimes having things shortened and acted out by Brad Pitt is nice.

From what I can gather, Rant is an oral history. This format of writing is fascinating to me. Storytelling is a big part of the human experience. When you look through history, some of the greatest stories started as in the oral tradition. An example of this is The Odyssey of Homer. Other books have been written in this type of format. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a great example of this. It's well written, suspenseful, and a great read.

I'm looking forward to this book, although the cover is really freaky. I like Chuck Palahniuk, most of the time.