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Read With Kitty - Invisible Monsters By Chuck Palahniuk

Hey Bookworms,

If you follow me on Instagram you will often see me sharing my current read. Sometimes old and sometimes new but one of my favourite things is to have my nose in a book getting lost in another world. I love the Good Reads app because you get to see what lots of other people are reading and find new books. 


I'm sure by now even if you haven't read any of his work you will be aware of Chuck Palahniuk. Famous for twisted tales like Fight Club and The Haunted, Palahniuk isn't for the faint hearted. 
They say don't judge a book by its cover but I have to admit upon reading the blurb about models and accidents I rolled my eyes and put it aside until I was told by a reliable source that I needed to give it a chance. Considering it was released in 1999 I really took my time. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. 

I was worried I wouldn't be able to connect with the model lead but she was so much more than a model more of a bitter ball of a statement of societies obsession with beauty and strive for attention. Our narrator doesn't like to give a lot away so prepare for the casually dropped bombshells here and there. The story isn't exactly linear, jumping to and from the present, the future and the past. For me the style of writing helps keep the first person perspective interesting and those pages turning. 




Of all the characters though Miss Queen supreme Brandy makes the book for me. So much so I would love to hear more from this character and her adventures so please Mr P revisit this diva and let her shine. Full of love and confusion you feel like Brandy takes you into a warm embrace in her surgically enhance bosom, She comes with a whole host of her own problems but there is something endearing about her. Without Brandy the book would be nothing. 

From the get go the story is traumatic when you hear in detail about an accident which lead to our ever renamed protagonist missing her jaw, a tongue hanging slack underneath the veils she hides from the world in whilst in full view. Invisible and in clear view at the same time again touching on how shallow society can be, The book touches on some very interesting topics like homophobia, people jumping onto band waggons and gay rights. There is so many more important aspects which I can't discuss without spoiling the book for you but please do message me for a gossip if you have read the book. 

Give this book a chance or even a re-read if you have already and join the wild adventure. Prepare to feel empowered, disgusted and amused all at the same time. 

Have you read this book already? What did you think? 


18 comments:

  1. This isn't my usual sort of read but your review has really intrigued me! Where can I find you on Goodreads? :)

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  2. Missing her jaw?! Golly I think I'll stick to my girly Alexa Chung book! lol xx

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  3. Sounds like a rather interesting read! Love your review style!

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  4. Now this sounds like a good book, I'm not one for sickly chick lit so your review has got me interested :D

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  5. This sounds interesting. Would love to read this.

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  6. oh I may just have to put this on my list of must reads

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  7. Considering he is the author of Fight Club I like the sound of it already. I like when characters challenge stereotypes because it just goes to show we can never judge a book by its cover.

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  8. Not something I would usually look twice at, but I am quite intrigued x

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  9. Sounds different, I might just add it into my "to read" list. Thank you.

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  10. Great review, sounds very deep, I don't think my stressed, sleep deprived brain would be able to keep up, but it does sound a fantastic read x

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  11. Ahh I need to make time to read more. Maybe this'll be a good place to start!

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  12. Never heard of this book but as the author also wrote Fight Club I am guessing it's a great read!

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  13. Not read the book or heard of the author before but sounds good.

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  14. After having break i may have more time now, so why not giving a go :)

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  15. This certainly sounds gruesome enough for my horror-loving tastes - now I just need to find that extra hour in the day to actually read it... ;) x

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  16. I haven't read this - or heard of it before. Sounds interesting - I am not sure if it is for me though. Great review :) Kaz x

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  17. Okay. You got me. This sounds really interesting. I think I may have to give it a try.

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  18. I haven't read or seen this before but it sounds like an interesting read

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