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Diary: A Novel

by Chuck Palahniuk

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Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she's now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn't stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they've found on the walls of houses he remodeled. Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America's most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk's most impressive work to date.… (more)
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    Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin (SomeGuyInVirginia)
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    The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (twomoredays)
    twomoredays: The entire time I was reading The Gargoyle I was reminded of Palahniuk's work. Marianne of The Gargoyle reminds me of some of Palahniuk's female characters, but at the same time everything is cast in such a different light in Davidson's work that it stands apart. Fans of Diary may very well be interested in The Gargoyle and likewise fans of The Gargoyle should check out Diary.… (more)
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    The Palace of Dreams by Ismaîl Kadaré (Cecilturtle)
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    John Dies at the End by David Wong (ACannon92)
    ACannon92: Similar Writing Style, Similar Topics
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What a spooky ride! Nicely creepy in a paranoid Pynchon sort of way. A total page-turner. But the ending let me down. Grumble. ( )
  grahzny | Jul 17, 2023 |
Chuck! ( )
  Rostie | Jun 13, 2023 |


Well, that was creepy.

I must say that it didn't click with me as much as Survivor and Fight Club did, but I still loved it. It's a page-turner, and the ending was... just great. I love a book that doesn't leave you disappointed.
However, I gave it 3 stars because it seemed like an average book up until the last 50 pages. I don't think that people who aren't especially fans of Chuck Palahniuk would love it.

Oh what the heck.
3.5 stars.


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  womanwoanswers | Dec 23, 2022 |
I didn't.............enjoy this. I think there's probably some learning curve with his writing style that is gonna take me some getting used to. This was an interesting premise that could have been fleshed out in a much better way. Maybe if it wasn't an epistolary work, maybe if it wasn't a faux-this-is-a-true-story-it-was-sent-to-my-PO-box!!! work, maybe if I was a straight dude. I really don't know but something about this could have been better. So a star for an interesting idea and ABSOLUTELY the MOST IMPORTANT STAR OF ALL- reminding me why I don't date Art Boys(TM) ( )
  changgukah | Aug 22, 2022 |
This is the first book I've ever written a review for. And I felt as if it was needed. I'm a big Palahniuk fan, and I pushed myself to finish this book. The story seemed to drag along and was not nearly engaging as many of his other works.
His quirky writing style I love is in full force, but I could not get behind the story. The only reason I did not rate it a one star is because that is solely for books I cannot finish. ( )
  kayfeif | Aug 2, 2022 |
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For my grandfather, Joseph Tallent, who told me to be whatever I wanted. 1910-2003
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Today, a man called from Long Beach.
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We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
(Je těžké zapomenout na bolest, ale ještě těžší je pamatovat si to pěkné. Po štěstí nám nezůstanou žádné jizvy. Z klidu a míru se tak pramálo poučíme. (s. 188))
Where do you get your inspiration?
Čemu nerozumíme, to si můžeme vysvětlit jakkoli. (s. 86)
Snad kvůli tomuhle ho Misty milovala. Milovala tě. Protože jsi v ni věřil o tolik víc, než si věřila sama. Očekával od ní o tolik víc, než od sebe očekávala sama. (s. 87)
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Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she's now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn't stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they've found on the walls of houses he remodeled. Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America's most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk's most impressive work to date.

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