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The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle, #2)
Maggie Stiefvater

Choke

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk I'm a huge fan of Chuck Palahniuk but this book didn't do it for me. I'm usually fascinated by his complex characters and his cynicism but it didn't work for me this time. I was mildly amused for a while but then I got bored and when I wasn't bored I was downright appalled. I know he aims for the "shock factor" and it does work(see: Lullaby, Invisible Monsters, Guts, Diary) but for some reason here it was disgusting and annoying. Even the repetition I usually love was a pain in the arse eventually. And did he really need to use the word "dog" for penis, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME?Maybe I didn't understand it. It is "satire" after all. Maybe the main character's misogynistic, sexist attitude is suppose to represent/symbolise something but I didn't get what that was. Some quotes are wonderful but only out of context. The context/plot is what didn't work, I guess.This was just a miss for me. Sadly.