Invisible Monsters: A Novel

Invisible Monsters: A Novel

by Chuck Palahniuk

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Overview

"A harrowing, perverse, laugh-aloud funny rocket ride of catastrophes…Gutsy, terse and cunning, Invisible Monsters may emerge as Palahniuk’s strongest book." —Greg Berkman, Seattle Times

She’s a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you’ll ever want to look.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393355956
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 96,250
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of more than seventeen fictional works, including Fight Club Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You and, most recently, Adjustment Day. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Hometown:

Portland, Oregon

Date of Birth:

February 21, 1962

Place of Birth:

Pasco, Washington

Education:

B.A. in journalism, University of Oregon, 1986

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Invisible Monsters 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SenoraG163 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was just too funny. Highly enjoyable.
ravenfire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book draws you in and makes it really hard for you to put down. I read it over the course of three and a half hours and just couldn't get enough. Envy and pride are the driving forces behind our main characters. The need to be something, anything, other than what they are.
HELLOKITTYISPRETTY on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book is kind of weird and crazy. if you're looking for a dark read this fits the bill.
ngeunit1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was another outstanding novel by Palahniuk. I thought the pacing of the story was well and especially liked how a lot of the surprise in the novel came from character's true identities. But not just in the normal sense of a character's motive being different then expected, but due to the fact that many of the characters are addressed by different names throughout the novel, there are moments where we find out that two characters who we think are different are actually the same person. And this keeps the reader on edge and does not allow them to take names for granted throughout the story.I also thought this was one of the better openings of the Palahniuk novels. It really started with a bang, and even though we traveled back in time to grasp exactly what was going on, it did a really fantastic job of giving you a good "juicy" scene to get you interested in the novel from page one. The ending sections of the novel are everything that Palahniuk fans are to expect from him. The events really start to ramp up and surprises and shocking events are around every corner. In this novel in particular we get to see a scene in the first few pages of the novel, then at the end, armed with more information on the situation, view the event very differently, and this is very effective and interesting.At it's core this book feels like a story of many people searching for their identity and place in the world, which is something that at one level or not very relatable. The twists and turns throughout the novel mixed with a quirky narrative and some interesting characters make this a very enjoyable read.
yorkjob on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book changed my life. First time a living author actually reached out and made sense beyond the predictable.
nm.fall07htraum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book invisible monster is really twisted and kind of messed up and just filled with drama and is just about teens and drugs and how this one girl went from having a perfect life one day than getting in a car crash and her entire life completely changing and it¿s actually really sad too. I recommend this book to any one who likes reading books about teens and drama but mostly for teenagers.
arsmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A huge Palanhiuk fan, I was waiting to read this one for a long time `cause I wanted to get it in hardback. Whaddaya know, it¿s not available. A good example of his work. One or two ¿ah hah!¿ moments.
HeatherLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jump way back to my first reading this book.I don¿t know whether it¿s our culture¿s doing, or if it¿s pure human nature, but don¿t we just love to see a beautiful, egocentric woman torn to shreds? The irony is enough to make us salivate. Someone has blown the face off a beautiful model as she is driving on the expressway. Whodunnit? This question is almost ignored throughout this really weird and hilariously offbeat take on contemporary USA, its hidden and revealed horrors and pathos, its commercialized culture and highways, and its plain strangeness. Along this path, we meet individuals who may or may not be transgender, all-American families with really off the wall Christmas celebrations. Think contraceptives in the stockings to Perry Como crooning Christmas carols. Think name changes to match the current predicament. Think feeling shattered and invisible.
stillbeing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What can I say? I'm just a sucker for Palahniuk novels - I may be a slow reader, but I can devour them like deep-fried cornflakes . . . I really liked Invisable Monsters - witty, bizarre, dark yet always glam, I never found myself becoming bored or distracted, just enjoyed the ride (no matter how strange).
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