Lullaby Paperback – 5 Sep 2002
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Maybe our generation has found its Don DeLillo -- Bret Easton Ellis
'Probably the most entertaining-funny-fascinating book of the year' The Face
By the author of Fight Club --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As with all his novels, Palahniuk succeeds in creating well-rounded characters that are both despicable and heart-breakingly human, at the same time delivering an unflinching narrative and a series of stark but thought-provoking observations on American society and the world at large. Though his observations and predictions are invariably bleak, they are wrapped in warped notions of love, romance and hope for the future, giving Lullaby a unique, refreshing twist.
Occasionally, Palahniuk does seem to be labouring the point with regards to the idea that words and music have become a disease of the mind. It is also worth noting that Lullaby is one of Chuck's more far-fetched novels, as he delves into the worlds of witch-craft and occupation spells, but, with a healthy suspension of disbelief, the reader should reach the final page of this strange and beautiful novel completely convinced of Palahniuk's fortitude as a master story-teller.
He's a truly excellent writer, though the style of Lullaby is certainly different to the other books. It's much more subtle than his previous novels, which is the beauty of it. He describes this poem, which when read aloud will kill people. The first instance is with cot death. It's an idea this simple that is chilling, especially for all those mothers out there. He describes the chaos that would rein if society ever found out about is, yet adds a dark humour to it.
I think Chuck is a fantastic writer with a great and refreshing style, he's certainly very gifted and probably sees and analyses much more than you and I ever think about.
It really is well worth the read, and if you've never read and of Chuck's work before then I would definitely pick the subtle chilling novel before moving on to the more complex plots. But they're all great, and you won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written, this was my first Palahniuk book. It's not too complicated and is simple enough to be a casual read but luckily isn't so simple as to be predicatable and boring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Em
This is another dark and humorous book. It pokes fun at modern fads and faux spirituality. The characters are not grotesques but rather believable individuals who give depth to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alan Hughes
Kinda weird and not what I was expecting. It's a lot like Diary, I think. Good read! I also recommended it to a friend and she liked it too.Published 15 months ago by D. Griffiths
Good read, not to my usual taste but was a nice book to take on holiday.Published 16 months ago by Igor
This book is one of my favourite Palahniuk books. Another great protagonist with an interesting back story that makes you need to keep reading. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Zero
I'll try to avoid spoilers but my reasons for disliking Palahniuk's Lullaby when I enjoyed Fight Club and Choke so much, might be too much info for some, so proceed with... Read morePublished on 1 Jun. 2014 by N. Baseley
a lot of the book is full of ideas and interesting. however it gets a bit tedious midway through. it only begins to captivate you as yu draw closer to the end. Read morePublished on 21 May 2014 by Oyetunde Oyebode
Palahniuk's writing is always surpising. You never know what to expect from his stories, which always have a critique to the capitalist western society. Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2013 by Luiza
Bought as a present as my friend enjoys reading chuck palahniuk books friend was pleased and enjoyed reading it very fast delivery greatPublished on 8 Aug. 2013 by Laura Boland