Thursday, 2 June 2011

Armchair Novel Review - Chuck Palahniuk's Tell All

Tell-All
by Chuck Palahniuk

Paperback, 192 pages
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover

And now for something completely different:

This is my first Chuck Palahniuk book - he of course has become mainstream famous after the movie Fight Club came out, but Palahniuk has had a long list of bestsellers and a loyal following for quite some time now.
He has been described, as a writer, as transgressive. I looked it up. It means violating a command or law: sin, going beyond a boundary or limit. Synonyms: err, fall, sin, stray, offend, trespass, wander.

Certainly he shocks, and offends. His books are not for the tender-hearted and easily chafed. But a well-read person does like to sample outside of their comfort zone, am I right?

Tell All, beneath the assault of shock and awe, is actually quite an interesting mystery in a Whatever Happened to Baby Jane sort of style. Depicting early Hollywood and larger than life stars and starlets; dramas and meltdowns; the decay of icons, and the desperation of the once famous.


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