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Invisible Monsters

55 Ratings: 3.2
A book by Chuck Palahniuk

From Publishers Weekly  Palahniuk's grotesque romp aims to skewer the ruthless superficiality of the fashion world and winds up with a tale as savagely glib as what it derides. Narrator Shannon McFarland, once a gorgeous fashion model, has … see full wiki

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Genre: General Fiction, Horror
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (September 1999)
Date Published: (September 1999)
6 reviews about Invisible Monsters
review by . July 08, 2010
Invisible Monsters, like all of Palahniuk's works, is an emotional shock-coaster, full of "huh?"s and "wtf?"s. It's a tragic story of how superficial beauty makes you accustomed to a life of decadence, thus leading to a completely boring existence. The story takes you through the character's ways of spicing things up a bit.      The character development is a bit shaky. Some characters you feel you know inside and out, and others that are of equal …
review by . July 10, 2010
to all chuck fans, i salute you! my favorite author of all time, and a satyrical genius actually. he makes my brain hurt when trying to figure out the story inside the story.      a story about models. best friends, yet enemies. her long lost brother, and a transvestite. among others. this unfortunate young model gets her face blown off in an "accident". having half a face, she must wear something over her face at all times. she meets a transvestite named brandi, who …
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
A lesser known work by the author responsible for "Fight Club", and one in which far more twists and turns abound, in my opinion leading to a far more pleasing sense of disorientation than reliance on predominantly one, larger twist, (though I will say the narration is not as consistently stylish as other works).
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
deffinately a 5/5. my favorite book of all time. palahniuk always has knows exactly what i like i guess. a lot of crazy things happen, but always as if none of it is a big deal. i like his books a lot, i read and own everyone up to snuff. did anyone else know this is the story behind the song "time to dance"? listen to the lyrics and youll see what i mean=)
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
I love Chuck Palahniuk. I've read and reread Invisible Monsters and I catch something new every time.
review by . November 15, 2008
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Despite the tragedy of the storyline and the callousness of the lead characters, I promise you are going to get several belly laughs from this twisted piece of literature.     In a zany prose reminiscent of Candace Bushnell's 'Sex In The City' and the surrealism of Bret Easton Ellis's works, Palahniuk has written a twisted and sick tale of disfigurement, love, hate, and fashion here in Invisible Monsters.     Shannon McFarland's career as a picture perfect …
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