Invisible Monsters


I finally read a book again! And I really loved it, it was so hard to put down!

I read Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk and I really enjoyed all the twists and turns that he threw into it. Every time Shannon had a new realization of the connection between Shane, Brandy Alexander, Manus, and Evie, I literally would say something out loud because I NEVER expected it. I love when that happens.

The only thing that disappointed me was the ending. I really wanted Shannon to kill Brandy, not give her a new start. I mean, it was a nice thing to do, but it seemed inconsistent with her character. She was angry and spiteful and lonely, and saving Brandy’s life by giving her an identity she’s always wanted is just too big of a stretch for me. I guess it kind of furthers the idea of her being invisible though because now she isn’t even technically a person anymore since she abandoned her identity. I was also a little confused at how Brandy and Evie had planned everything. I didn’t really understand why she was wearing a bulletproof vest and then Evie hugged Shannon and thanked her…I was able to follow everything up until that point. Well, except how Manus’ mention of sailing to Shannon was an indication that he was cheating on her with Evie. That didn’t make sense to me either but I figured I just overlooked something.

I wish someone could explain it to me.

Anywho, it was nice to have the first book I’ve read in awhile be something that I didn’t want to put down. I was nervous after not really liking Choke that much, but now I’m back on the Palahniuk bandwagon!

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