Monday, August 25, 2008

Snuff



by Chuck Palahniuk.

Quickie Recap: Cassie Wright, an aging and declining porn star, makes one last grab at fame by setting out to set a world record while making her last film starring herself and 600 willing men, three of whom share their stories while waiting for their turns.

Quickie Review: I gushed after Rant. Gushed. It set the bar high, and even though I had Snuff in my closet just waiting to be read, I practiced some delayed gratification and held out. Held out to be horrifically disappointed, it seems. Didn't like it. Like, at all. Hey Chuck Palahniuk - way to WAY overuse the phrase 'pud-puller'. Totally ruined it for me. I had no sympathy for any of the characters. I found them lacking in motivation. With a title like Snuff, you have a pretty good indication that someone is going to die, and I felt myself willing it along. I wanted them all to keel over just so that I could be done. I'm pretty sure he only wrote the book so he could use those "clever" porn titles he's been saving up since he was 12. I mean, Chitty Chitty Gang Bang? Ugh.

Quickie Recommendation: Read Rant instead. This book is lame.

6 comments:

Steven W. Beattie said...

Aaaand ... my faith in humanity is restored. Thanks.

Jay said...

Haha.
Damn, eh?

Ms Mac said...

Ughhh! This reminds me of one of Irvine Welsh's that I read but could barely stomach. Actually, there are a few of Irvine Welsh's that I can barely stomach.

Steven W. Beattie said...

Jay: True dat.

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