Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk

Who hasn’t heard of Chuck Palahniuk? After the success of Fight Club, he’s been popularity incarnate. Survivor is about Tender Branson, the last living member of a suicide cult and his rise as a mass-media messiah. Branson’s autobiography talks in short stiff sentences as if Clint Eastwood was narrating it, only twice as angry and gritty. It’s basically a cynical, scathing commentary on our society’s obsession and adulation of commercialism thinly veiled under Branson’s sullen life story.

If you expect it to be all candies and ice cream with a happy ending, don’t even bother. However, if you happen to dig the bitter and disillusioned and still haven’t read Palahniuk, pick him up.