Age: 24

Pages: 76 / 167 (eReader edition); 46%
ISBN: 9780393066395 

The Reason for the Reaping: The latest edition of “books you really should read but continually skip over for some reason.” NOT THIS TIME, CHUCK. We’re reading this.

As I Lay Summarizing: A narrator with no name is living his life. Has he hit rock bottom? Idk. His friend Tyler is saving him or killing him; it’s pretty ambiguous. Also, the first rule of fight club….

The Line That Killed Me: “The first group I went to, there were introductions: this is Alice, this is Brenda, this is Dover. Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head” (17). Death by crippling social conventions.

Best Character: Marla

Why [As] You Like It: This novel hurts so good. By far, one of the most grotesque books of all time. It’s gritty, it’s gross, and it’s unbelievably insightful. Palahniuk has a sensitivity that I doubted existed in his novels. Impressed.

Why I’m Gone, Girl: At the same time, though…. There’s a reason I don’t read books like this. It’s gritty, it’s gross, it’s really difficult to read. Sensitive stomachs and squeamish personalities beware. This book is not for you. Honestly idk if it’s for me either. Sorry, everyone.

Last Line, Last Chance: “…only weighs nine pounds. The Armalite only takes a five-round…”

Will I turn the page, or toss it into Mount Doom?

The squirm is worth it. I’ll turn the page.

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