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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk. She's a catwalk model who has everything: But when a sudden motor 'accident' leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful centre of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists.
Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from being a She's a catwalk model who has everything: Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from being a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better, and that salvation hides in the last place you'll ever want to look.
The narrator must exact revenge upon Evie, her best friend and fellow model; kidnap Manus, her two-timing ex-boyfriend; and hit the road with Brandy in search of a brand-new past, present and future.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 1st by W. Norton Company first published September 17th More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Invisible Monsters , please sign up. Should I read the original or the remixed version? Is there a major difference? Mitchell Tyler No, not really, other than uncomfortably standing by a mirror to read the book.
Also, it tells you to turn to certain chapters, so it uncovers the …more No, not really, other than uncomfortably standing by a mirror to read the book.
Also, it tells you to turn to certain chapters, so it uncovers the story differently. If I could choose again I would definitely pick the standard edition but I'm lazy. Is the original book on Goodreads? I am reading "Invisible Monsters" but and tracking my progress on here through the Remix edition. See all 9 questions about Invisible Monsters….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. View all 20 comments. It made me want to blow my own jaw off View all 8 comments. Check the shelf I put this on. Now you're ready: This book is insane.
The book's like a really hard-core Swedish massage. The story is essentially about beauty: Palahniuk shows off masterful writing all the way through, allowing the reader to both like and dislike, agree and disagree with all of the characters. He lays pathos out before his readers and expects us to have the capacity and intelligence to simultaneously exalt and suffer, and that's powerful stuff. If you don't have a firm grip on your sanity, a good sense of humor, and an expansive sense of the ridiculousness that is humanity, don't bother with this book.
View all 7 comments. I'm too old for this stuff. Don't get me wrong; those are three things that can make for a great story. But it was so unrelenting and contrived, and not as funny as it was supposed to be.
There were some clever turns of phrase, and it wasn't entirely unenjoyable, but I was not really impressed. View all 18 comments. Tom from Vermont. I have a theory about Chuck Palahniuk books. If somebody is starting to read Chuck Palahniuk for the first time I have found that to be the case with many people.
It was such a new approach to writing that I had never seen before, and I found myself really engrossed and moved by the now-usual Palahniuk twisty ending. It was such a shocking book to I have a theory about Chuck Palahniuk books. It was such a shocking book to me that I loved every page of it.
Of course, since, I have read Chuck Palahniuk books that I could consider to be better, but the initial shock of this book on me has kept it the one I've liked the most. A lot of people I have talked to really don't like this book of Palahniuk's, but I think that is probably because they didn't read it first.
View all 16 comments. Monstruos invisibles es una critica al estereotipo belleza y al modo de pensar.
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Trata que nos desprendamos de cualquier modelo de pensamiento y de creencia. Nos prueba que somos falsos, un producto de miles de rostros que desean vernos caer. Lo que queremos es lo que nos dicen que tenemos que querer, lo que odiamos es lo que ellos odian.
Libro ampliamente recomendado. View all 12 comments. Chuck Palahniuk is the hugely popular author of modern, edgy books like Fight Club also a movie with Brad Pitt--go ahead, act surprised and Choke. For this reason I did not expect to like Invisible Monsters, originally published in The story is told by a nameless narrator: After a series of bizarre, haunting events involving a freeway, birds and a few other things those days are gone forever.
Her face disfigured, her voice gone, the narrator is invi Chuck Palahniuk is the hugely popular author of modern, edgy books like Fight Club also a movie with Brad Pitt--go ahead, act surprised and Choke. Her face disfigured, her voice gone, the narrator is invisible.
And a monster in the eyes of most. Desperate for someone to save her, the narrator meets Brandy Alexander at just the right time. Brandy embodies the life that the narrator used to have--except for an important operation that Brandy still needs to have. Riding off with Brandy, the narrator starts fresh. Life is a story. If you don't like the story you have, make up a new one. As the lives Brandy offers up as truth continue to change and the lies threaten to fall apart, it becomes clear that no matter where you run eventually you have to face the facts and really decide what story you want to tell.
That's the story. But it's really not even half the story. Stylistically, this novel has a lot going on.
It's written in the first person, present tense setting up a tone that is both conspiratorial and conversational. Despite that, the narrator remains aloof, unreliable. Talking to the reader like an old friend, the narrator reveals the smallest details of her past while leaving key plot points to herself until the right moment. There are few male novelists who can write as convincingly in the voice of a woman as Palahniuk.
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The narration is amazingly authentic even when the story becomes more and more over-the-top. Palahniuk also brings a high level of complexity to the narrative, writing the story in a non-linear format.
The novel opens with the final scene as the narrator tries to explain how she got to that point. Along the way flashbacks are interwoven with "the present" and other points in the time line of character's lives.
This is the kind of book that requires a lot of attention. Like the modeling world that the narrator comes from, nothing in this novel is exactly what it seems. Characters lie, information given as fact turns out to be false.
Palahniuk manages all of these elements impressively well, making it all work despite the bizarreness and absurdity inherent to certain parts of the plot. More than anything, though, this book is really a character study. Palahniuk creates a lot of unique characters whose lives intertwine unexpectedly. As might be expected from the plot description given above, many ofthe relationships between characters in Invisible Monsters are dysfunctional.
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But it is the dysfunction that allows Palahniuk to look at how people interact and what it really means to love someone. So, while it is utterly strange, this novel definitely puts the "fun" in dysfunctional. You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print View all 9 comments. The main character in this book is nameless, and disfigured. She was once a beautiful model, and now feels invisible. She hides under a veil after being called a monster.
When she lost her face she saw the true colors of everyone in her life. Her fiance leaves, and her best friend constantly steals her clothes while she's in the hospital. In speech therapy our main character meets Brandy Alexander, and the story unfolds.
This is probably my least favorite book so far by Palahniuk, but it was stil The main character in this book is nameless, and disfigured. This is probably my least favorite book so far by Palahniuk, but it was still enjoyable. I wish I hadn't read the synopsis of this book, and just went into it knowing nothing at all.
Another problem is my expectations. When I heard this was Palahniuk's first book he ever tried to have published, and it got rejected as "too disturbing" I thought this was just what I was looking for at the moment. So either way this is not the book's fault Some of the "twists" in this book I saw coming within the first few pages. I will admit that there were a few that got me, but most were predictable.
Again, had I not read the synopsis maybe I would have had a completely different opinion, but I have no way or knowing that for sure. So that's what I didn't like, but here is what I did like. Invisible Monsters is a book that's not about the plot. It's really about the characters. None of them are likeable, but that makes them fun to read about. Like me, you will probably wind up not caring about any of them, but they will make you laugh with their outrageous plans and crazy antics.
I really could not stand the main character's parents, though. Oh jeez, these parents were like Just wow. Very interesting character study, anyway. I enjoyed how the story was told with lots of scene jumping, magazine style, using the word FLASH like flash photography. I also thought Chuck did a decent job writing a woman's perspective, and he honestly captured the way some extremely superficial women think. There are definitely some inspired parts, and it's very fast paced. The story never got boring for me.
View all 14 comments. Chuck Palahniuk's ego is so bloated that he thinks he can write a story from a "woman's" perspective and still refuse to change his typical male chauvinistic-smug-self-indulgent writing style. I can imagine him sitting at his computer, typing away, stopping only to jack off at his own drivel. View all 19 comments. It very seriously makes me sad that there are people that haven't read Invisible Monsters. Invisible Monsters is the most amazing work of art I have ever experienced and reading it for the 3rd time was the best decision I have made this summer.
Of course, this is the remix version, so it was different than the original Invisible Monsters but mainly just in the formatting and some added chapters.
This version was Chuck Palahniuk's original vision for this novel. It reads like a Vogue. Then turn jump to chapter 1,40, and so on and so on so that you you are going back and forth after each chapter. And when you finish the book you realize that there are still chapters left that you didn't read.
There's 6 chapters actually that aren't really part of the main story. And two of the chapters are published with flipped text so that you have to put the book up to a mirror in order to read them. All of his 'gimmicks' make sense and are really interesting but maybe I'm just a lazy reader because I thought it kind of detracted from the reading experience. Some of the extra chapters were short 'stories' on a few of the characters and some of them told more about Chuck's background and his experience writing Invisible Monsters years ago.
Sorry, there are a few more extra chapters than I originally thought, so make sure to look through the book a few times for all the extra chapters I guess.
The intention was to give the reader the feel of literally getting lost inside the book, as one would be with a Vogue magazine. Which you have to admit is kind of perfect for a novel centered around beauty, perceptions, and transformation.
Sadly no Madonna songs though. So how exactly is this achieved? The narrative flips the reader around from chapter to chapter 41, 1, 40, 2, 39, 4, 38, 5, 37, 6, etc. And as with the original Invisible Monsters, the narrative itself skips around in time, so you will be well and truly lost in the events while you read. One downside to this format, is that you might inadvertently see key bits of information as you flip through from chapter to chapter. Page numbers would probably be easier for a reader to navigate from place to place, but I imagine it would be a logistics nightmare in terms of publishing every time the book gets re-released or the format is changed.
Twelve to be exact, split up into three sections which instruct the reader to loop between chapters over and over again. For example chapter 3 to chapter 16 to chapter 30 to chapter 3. Lather, rinse, repeat. Most of these side stories deal with the process of revision and re-imagining famous movies, as Chuck did with this novel, while others detail where our narrator is now after her story. These sections are all new additions to the original novel, and some chapters are even written backwards, forcing you to read the words in a mirror.
Where does it all begin and end? So many moebius strips, so little time. There are three separate stories in this loop, one which deals with a road trip that inspired this novel, one about when he was writing his first manuscript, and a third about being on set for the film of his novel turned movie, Choke. As with most of Chuck P. In this novel, weaved throughout is the flash of a camera taking photos with a wide variety of emotions being yelled out as if by a fashion photographer.
Give me malice.
Give me detached existentialist ennui. Spoiler alert: There are plenty of reasons why this new structure works so well in this choose your own adventure type chapter hopping format, but I appreciate it even more for what it says about life.
Bravo on that Chuck. It was a long time ago I read the original version so I can't say for sure on what was added material. Again I feel like I lost out on some of the experience by going audiobook instead of physical book I did like the almost wandering feeling of not knowing how far through the book I was.
As always with my 1 fav author, absolutely wild ride, never It was a long time ago I read the original version so I can't say for sure on what was added material. Bu kitaba biraz kusursuzluk ver. Hannibal dizisi gibi. This just did not work for me. Maybe I'm not hip enough or cool enough to appreciate it, but it really got on my nerves.
As for the much-touted sex and violence, it felt like he was trying way too hard to shock, simply for the sake of being offensive. Reading this reminded This just did not work for me. Reading this reminded me of listening to a kid who snuck a peak at his dad's porn stash, picked up a few curse words from his older brother, and then tried sharing it all in the most inappropriate places, naively thinking that it's so very clever and amusing.
There was nothing exciting or intriguing about it this. Usually, I'll skim ahead a bit, or at least check out the last chapter before condemning a book to the DNF shelf, but I just didn't care. This is, and always will be, one of my favourite Palahniuk books. Something about it just grabs me by the throat, punches me in the throat and leaves me breathless!
I love how truly fucked up and twisted this story is, no one does fucked up and twisted quite like Chuck does! View all 4 comments. Not even a little bit of it. The whole thing. Invisible Monsters blew my mind. I spent a good chunk of the book stuck in confusion and my mind felt like it had just been exposed to the trippiest thing ever.
But, as I like to think, what is a Chuck Palahniuk story without mental mind trips and without confusion? It is not a Chuck Palahniuk story at all! Right off the bat Palahniuk leaves his print by introducing a set of character Pages: Right off the bat Palahniuk leaves his print by introducing a set of characters in the strangest, craziest way possible. In technicality, there is a beginning and an end, but to a reader there's no formal structure at all. Which works great for the story.
The reader is pulled from the "beginning" to before the beginning to the middle to a house in who-knows-where to the pre-beginning again to the middle to the beginning to the end.
If you don't plan on reading this book all in one sitting, don't start reading it. Chances are you'll just end up confusing yourself more, and who wants that? Repetition, my favorite Palahniuk weapon, is used intensely in the story. Me being a big fan of repetition, especially Chuck-style, thought this was a great story enhancer. Bottom line is, I expect no one to finish reading this review because I expect everyone to be outside buying this book already.
We must never, ever be boring. Dislocating the reader by organizing the chapters so they don't give you an exact idea, a hint, when the book will end is novel it did kinda remind me, in some ways of those cheap "choose your own adventure" books I used to buy from Scholastic books when I was a kid. Having the words in some chapters written backwards made my wife's vanity mirror finally useful to ME.
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