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18 January 2011

Manic Monday: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Each Monday (or the closest I can get to Monday) I will be posting a Past/Present/Future Reading Post called Manic Monday. Don't hate me if I post it on a Tuesday - it just indicates how "manic" my Monday really was! If you want to see more of what I have been reading, I try and update my Goodreads account with each book I am reading.

What I just finished reading
On The Edge by Ilona Andrews
Stars: 3.5/5

Blurb from Goodreads:
The Broken is a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale.
The Weird is a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny.
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, the place between both worlds. A perilous existence indeed, made even more so by a flood of magic-hungry creatures bent on absolute destruction.

Why I picked it up: I really got hooked on the Ilona Andrews Magic series. Luckily I used birthday money, because I wasn’t too impressed with it. Interesting but not as addictive as the other series.
Why I finished it: I’d paid for it and was flooded in. It was an interesting book, I just wasn’t riveted.
I'd give it to: People who love urban fantasy, particularly Mercedes Lackey’s urban fantasy novels.

What I am reading now
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Blurb from Goodreads:
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.
Chuck Palahniuk's outrageous and startling debut novel that exploded American literature and spawned a movement. Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with white-collar jobs and failed lives take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded just as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchic genius, and it's only the beginning of his plans for violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world.

This is for book club and I am really liking it’s writing style so far. I wish I hadn’t seen the movie, because I know the twist already. This does not detract from the story as much as you would think, as I am noticing how the twist is catered for through the entire book, word by word.

What I am reading next
I won’t be buying books for a while (ebooks don’t count, right?) because of my massive backlog. I really am not used to having a TBR pile with more than 3 books, and at the moment it is probably more like 30 or 40, maybe even 50. I am too scared to count. I want to get started on my reading challenges, so will probably read a dystopian book set in Australia? Or maybe the Jennifer Estep one I have sitting buy my pillow? Or the Kelley Armstrong sitting next to my lamp? Or the Joss Ware sitting on my pillow? Or the Serressia Glass sitting under my pillow? TOO. MANY. CHOICES!


VanyelK said...

You seem to have a lot of books-yet-to-be-read by your pillow. Are they comfy to sleep on?

obsidiantears83 said...

Extremely comfortable! They are better than a teddy bear! I sleep good dreams with books under my pillow!

((except I don't sleep))

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