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e-Book Diary: A Novel download

e-Book Diary: A Novel download

by Chuck Palahniuk

ISBN: 0385509472
ISBN13: 978-0385509473
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (August 26, 2003)
Pages: 272
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.8
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Palahniuk delightfully pushes Diary into the ludicrous, but his restless intelligence coheres plotwise, and as always he makes his ideas move.

Palahniuk delightfully pushes Diary into the ludicrous, but his restless intelligence coheres plotwise, and as always he makes his ideas move. The pleasure here resides in his awesome ability to transform gleeful absurdities into a well-sculpted riddle. This is a book you won’t soon forget.

Diary is a 2003 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The book is written like a diary. Its protagonist is Misty Wilmot, a once-promising young artist currently working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt. According to the description on the back of Diary, Misty "soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives.

Kind of like how Chuck Palahniuk has been phoning it in for three books now, huh? Because look, this was the last one of his books I hadn't read. Now I have read all of them. Feb 26, 2014 Luis rated it it was amazing.

Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality. Diary takes the form of a coma diary kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid.

Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book

Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have t.

Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes u. .Adjustment Day. An irreverent satirical fantasy about a sudden and violent upheaval.

Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2003. Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she's now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting.

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By Chuck Palahniuk Read by Martha Plimpton. By Chuck Palahniuk Read by Martha Plimpton. Category: Literary Fiction Suspense & Thriller. Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels-Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels-Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club-which have sold more than five million copies altogether in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction.

“CAN YOU FEEL THIS?”Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.Diary takes the form of a “coma diary” kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he’s remodeled and scrawling vile messages all over the walls—an old habit of builders but dramatically overdone in Peter’s case. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Misty’s dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. But can her newly discovered talent be part of a larger, darker plan? Of course it can …Diary is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from America’s favorite, most inventive nihilist. It is Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel yet.

Comments:
Faegal
In general, I'm a pretty big Chuck Palahniuk fan. I even got to meet him last year and he was a really cool guy, but with this book, I just couldn't get into the story. I couldn't empathize with any of the characters. I say if you're a big Chuck fan and you want to read his whole library then give this one a go, but if you're just cherry picking titles I'd skip this and go right to any of... Fight Club, Choke, Invisible Monsters or Survivor.

JoJoshura
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I didn't enjoy this as much as other books Chuck has written. It's hard to put my finger on why. It just didn't give me the same fizzing elation that his others have. That said, it was still a fantastic book. Solidly written, clever plot, interesting themes, and very intricate story line that surprised to the very end. Misty was a very sympathetic main character. The diary form was a clever frame for the story. The cultish island and its inhabitants gave me the same creepy feeling as when I watched "Wicker Man" (only without the natural distaste at watching Nick Cage). Don't make it the first Palahniuk you read, but definitely give it a look.

plot . 5/5
The set-up was fantastically clever, as Palahniuk's set-ups always are. There's magical realism thrown into the world, so it seems like it could happen right next to you. So it seems like something is just a little out of the ordinary, or everyone is crazed out of their minds. It's a mystery plus a romance plus a memoir plus a treatise on life and art plus a history. But it never feels clunky! I was mesmerized by the plot, and kept reading well after I'd meant to stop.

concept . 5/5
As usual, only Chuck could come up with something like this. Misty Marie keeps a diary to inform her husband of the goings-on while he's in his coma. Only it's an involved diary, with memories of the past and grand treatises on life and her life. Art is pervasive through the book, and kitsch, creating a fully-fledged world that supports every theme. It's also just clever, the cult of the island and its secret goings-on...which I'll leave out, mwuahaha.

characters . 5/5
They're all broken, and they're all lovable. Except for Tabbi and Mrs. Wilmot, whom I wanted to strangle for most of the book. Even Peter, who's in a coma the whole time, is fully real and present. Misty--she's great. She has a very distinct voice that's clear in every word. You feel the truth of the repeated claim that everything we do is a diary, because you can see her in every word. Angel is great too, and very funny--and ultimately, unexpected. I really cared for Misty.

style . 4/5
Something about this just left me wanting more. Or less. I don't know. It just didn't have the same aha! brilliance of Haunted, Choke, Fight Club, or Survivor. Like Rant, which I read earlier and should review, it was good but not great. The refrains were a little too repeated. A little too heavy-handed. It didn't feel as natural as his other works. Misty's voice was great, but there was less of that subtle horror. It felt more blatant than usual. Okay, I'm not making sense, but basically, something didn't do it for me.

mechanics . 5/5
Nothing to comment on as far as grammar and spelling. The diary format with alternating entries and flashbacks was a great way to tell the full story of Misty and Peter. It didn't feel cheesy.

Manris
Right off, I need to say that this is one of my least favorite books by CP, but it is also one that I think is the most brilliant. CP slaughters the English language here, but the result is interesting, compelling, and at times, beautiful. I think--and this might be completely off base here--that CP was delving into the metaphysical properties of fiction, writing, and art in general. These "metaphysical properties" are widely varied, complex, distorted, and often confusing--but summed up well in Diary's reccuring theme of "where do you get your inspiration?"

The story and characters are merely set pieces for CP's rampant language--and for that, Diary only gets three stars. There are other books, more thoughtfully and carefully executed, that accomplish the similar task of analyzing the gritty details of inspiration and art.

Diary is not for the faint of heart--it is difficult to read throughout most of the book, but the result (not the ending) of having read this book is worth it.

heart of sky
I recently finished reading the novel Diary by author Chuck Palahniuk. This was the second novel of his that I've read, and, if you're not familiar with his name, you're definitely familiar with some of his work - this is the man who wrote Fight Club and countless other novels. Someone at work recommended him for something to read that was interesting and "out there" so I decided to download some of his stuff to my Kindle and give it a shot.

Diary was a much quicker, more interesting read to me. The book is about Misty Marie Kleinman Wilmot, a woman who grew up poor and married into a seemingly affluent, well-to-do family on Waytansea. She's a wife, mother, supervising waitress at the hotel on the island, art school drop-out - and, in the eyes of the community on Waytansea, their own version of a savior who will free them from the grips of outsiders and summer commuters/vacationers.

I didn't know what to think of this book before I started reading because I blindly downloaded it. I didn't even know what the book was about before I turned on my Kindle and started reading that first page. Like "Choke," the concept of this book was very interesting; the way Palahniuk wrote the book is set up like a diary, the narrator being Misty Wilmot.

When you first meet Misty, her husband has tried committing suicide and is in a vegetative state in a hospital on the main land. You meet her, with her childhood dreams of escaping life in a rundown trailer in a trailer park, as she's struggling to make ends meet while solely supporting her daughter and mother-in-law.

The diary she keeps is at the suggestion of her mother-in-law, in the tradition of the sailors' wives who would keep a diary of what they did and experienced while their husbands were at sea. This way, should her husband Peter ever come out of his coma, he would have a written account of what he missed.

The story itself is an interesting look at an insular community determined to keep itself segregated from the rest of society - and the lengths to which they will go to keep outsiders out.

The writing in this book moved quicker for me than that in "Choke." It may be the format he chose, but I don't think so. I think it's because the story itself lent to a smoother writing style. I'm not sure where this book lies in the chronological timeline of Palahniuk's novels, but it also may be because he matured as a writer. Whatever the reasons, the writing was a lot clearer and easier to follow in my opinion.

Once again, Palaniuk knows how to flesh out his characters though. By the time the book ends, he has given birth to a wounded, confused middle-aged woman who has struggled her entire life to feel like she belongs somewhere. I think that's a theme for his main characters in all his books - that feeling of not knowing who you are and dreaming of a life better than the one you're leading. Through Misty's recollections of growing up in a single-parent household in a shabby trailer park to her struggles making ends meet while supporting her daughter, Tabitha, and her mother-in-law, you see how she views the world and how she's always dreamt of running away to somewhere she feels she belongs. The conspiracy theories that lurk just under the surface of the story lend to her overall desperation (remember, just because you think someone is out to get you doesn't mean they're not!)

All in all, I'd have to give this book a 3.5. It's something I might read again if I'm starved for something to read late one night, but it was definitely worth a read once. I don't think this one has been turned into a movie as "Fight Club" and "Choke" were - but the format of the book wouldn't easily lend itself to a movie format.

My next book? Continuing with the Chuck Palahniuk books I downloaded, I am reading "Snuff". We'll see how the writing differs in this one (if it does at all).

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