I honestly did wonder if anything in a book of porn, even a book of porn written by Chuck Palahniuk, could surprise or shock me. As it turned out, nothing did; but it was a fairly enjoyable read all the same. I also wonder about Palahniuk's apparently endless data bank of random facts. He must spend all his free time surfing Wiki, for serious.
... I think? Is it a porn (or other) film where someone accidentally dies?
I lol'd that he referenced Ariel Levy. All I know about her is that she wrote a really depressing column in the Sunday Times Magazine a few years ago. I never realised she was a proponent of third-wave feminism (whatever that is).
It's what gets them off that decides what your million kids will want for Christmas next year.
Bloody interesting thought, that is. (It also made me lol irl.)
Do you respect someone's right to seek challenges and discover their true potential? How is a gang bang any different than risking your life to climb Mount Everest? And do you accept sex as a form of viable emotional therapy?
There's some way to apply that to fandoms versus real life, but I can't be bothered coming up with one right now.
Favourite character? No 72's dad who researches gangland crime so his train sets will be accurate.
I also spotted the twist at least a whole page before it happened; go me! I'm getting better at this!
Previously, on Book Glomp 2009:
He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope |The Bostonians, Henry James | For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway | For Esme - with Love and Squalor, JD Salinger | The Outsider, Albert Camus | The Princess Diaries: Ten out of Ten, Meg Cabot | The Vicar of Bullhampton, Anthony Trollope | Molesworth, Geoffrey Willans | Villette, Charlotte Bronte | The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James | The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler | Cecilia, Fanny Burney | The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark | Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut | Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann | Siddhartha, Herman Hesse | The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga | The Duke and I, Julia Quinn | Brave New World, Aldous Huxley | North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell | Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee | Catch-22, Joseph Heller | Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey | Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck | The Demon's Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan | The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton | jPod, Douglas Coupland | 'Are these my basoomas I see before me?', Louise Rennison | Faro's Daughter, Georgette Heyer | Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman | The Accidental Sorcerer, K.E. Mills | Ethan of Athos, Lois McMaster Bujold | V., Thomas Pynchon | The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway | The Dragon Keeper, Robin Hobb | Orlando, Virginia Woolf | The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath