This is the third book I’ve read by Chuck Palahniuk. Each one seems to be getting darker and darker, thus in compare – Fight Club was a fairy tale. Since “Invisible Monsters” is a dark story, with many details on gruesome surgeries and sex things.
She’s the pretty girl, a beautiful model who got into a terrible accident, rendering her a monster. She has a dead brother who was kicked out from home after his parents found out of his sexual orientation. A model friend, a girl with too large bones to be any smaller, any more preferable. And a boyfriend, a detective-cop who pursued perverts pretending to be one of them. All these stories are true and dead. As of right now – they’re lies. All except the one about the protagonist looking or feeling like a monster (it’s debatable, in my opinion).
There’s not much to say about this book, other than the fact that it makes a good detective. Each one of those people are driven by their own personal madness, their own lie, and their own hate. And eventually, they’re drawn together. But after so many disasters, surgeries, pills, drugs, medications, hormones and lies – it’s difficult to tell who’s who.
I’ll give the book a firm 4 out of 5, since it was a little difficult to get into it. But the story, even if full of things we may prefer not knowing, was worth the time. Author seems to have a talent of pushing people out of their comfort zones. And honestly, I do appreciate it.