Music Today: Willy Nelson
Reading today: "Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 - 1:10 a.m.
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Reading Chuck Palahniuk
I guess I need to read "Survivor".... didn't even know it exists, let alone me BEING that novel. Hmmm... Terrified of God and Sex. Is this me?? I dunno... the choice of answers on this quizilla are weird... and that is normal I guess.
No one seems to be in Diaryland today. I dont know that anyone has read my rant on stray animals... anyhow, no one has commented. I am NOT Jessica Lovejoy. I must write more often about sex. Yes, sex brings em in.
I am reading Chuck Palahniuk's novel "Lullaby"... I am having a hard time putting it down. Which is a bad thing since it is only 260 pages. If something is going to be a pageturner, it should have at least 400 so you don't finish it too quickly. So far, I'm having a great read, and am surprised by the protagonists and the plot. I don't know what I expected... I DID enjoythe guy on the radio , so I don't know why I'm surprised I like his novel. But knowing he wrote the Fight Club(which I have neither read, nor seen the movie of) I had some idea of a real boy's book... he-men with guns. Lots of action.
It does have lots of death, but it is more like a strange alternative movie than an Arnold Schwarzenegger one. The characters are quirky. And interestingly enough the most grating character so far, which overtly we are supposed to want dead, I suspect is someone Chuck covertly agrees with... he, Oyster, has this nonstop stream of information about ruining the planet...zebra mussels, the meat industry, cheatgrass. I got curious about the accuracy of this when I saw names and numbers bandied about: supposedly in the 1870's a man named Spencer Baird seeded all of America with European Carp. This is a good thing to verify on Google. Yup... the man is known as the father of the modern fish industry. What do you know. Mr. Palahniuk is a fountain of ecoterrorist (not the modern ones, but the inadvertent ones who fucked up ecosystems to start with) knowledge. The man is more interesting to me every minute.
Unfortunately I looked him up as well on Google... which is how I came across the above Quizilla... and it seems he is sort of a fanclub jerkoff figure... a real cult posterboy. Damn and drat. I HATE liking someone I want to hate, and then on top of it feeling like a fucking sheep to boot. Oh well! I shall continue to enjoy the book, and probably read more of his writing.
It is less bananas as far as plot is concerned than Tom Robbins, and he has a nice spare writing style... detailed but succinct... which is a nice break after Tom's overthetop baroque use of metaphors and similies.
Well, back to work on Bear. I cancelled a "maybe" scrabble date (no, not a DATE date, a date with a couple who are friends of mine... as IF i had a date date... hah!) in order to work on Bear... and it is going well except for a slight color hic in deciding what bedspread he will have that will fit into all the bedroom drawings. I wanted yellow, but I think that will NOT work... must decide must decide. byebye...
I'll be back later...
In the meantime, read yesterday's about the stray animals, huh! thanks!
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