Monday, January 6, 2014

Creepy Hollywood

Tell-All is the third book novel I've read by Chuck Palahniuk, and the first in a while.  It's about a caretaker - for lack of a better word - of an aging Hollywood star who takes a distrust and dislike to a handsome man who romances said star.  For good reason, it turns out.

Well that's sort of what it's about.  This is a weird, hallucinatory book.  In subject matter it's as dark as the previous novels I've read by him, and probably moreso than Diary.  But it's more brightly colored, bitchier.  That last word sounds a little stereotype-y, I know, but I can't really see a straight author writing this book.

So it's all Palahniuk, while different from his previous stuff.  And everyone else's.  I'm having a pretty good time with it.


susan said...

I never had any interest in Chuck Palahniuk until we saw Fight Club. After that I read Invisible Monsters and Lullaby (my favorite of the two) in quick succession and then forgot about him again. Now you've piqued my curiosity again, I'm considering his new trilogy (when it's all published) - Damned and Doomed being the first ones. He really is a very talented writer, with a most bizarre sense of humor too.

Ben said...

The trilogy does sound interesting, although I haven't read any of it yet. He seems to be doing Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven in the same order Dante did. Only in Judy Blume style. Now that's bold.