Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

I tried. I tried to read this book for months. I couldn't get through it. I was kind of hoping that everyone would forget that I was supposed to read it and maybe I could get away with not reading it at all. It didn't really happen that way.

Let me tell you what I did like about it. It's not a regular book. It's told in interviews and really has no plot, just stories that people tell about this person. I really enjoyed that view into his character and the way people thought about him and what he had done.

Now, let me tell you what I didn't like. Everyone in the book had a different name for the guy. It would be like interviewing my mom and her calling me one thing (I won't tell you her nickname for me) and then talking to my best friend about me, who calls me something completely different, and then asking my co-workers about me, and they use my proper name. It was very confusing.

Then there are these little symbols after the names of the people speaking. They aren't really explained and I didn't really know what they were doing there or what they meant.

I think I might not be a Chuck Palahniuk fan. I know, it's a curse to not like such great literature, but it's something I think I can live with. I promise, one day, there will be a book I will like.