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Monday, December 13, 2010

Review: Tell All

I finished reading "Tell All" by Chuck Palahniuk on the bus ride to Ohio this weekend. When I started reading it, I was a bit skeptical since I bought it on sale for $3.

Like all Palahniuk novels, there's a twist in character relationships that is mildly predictable but still exciting to discover in the end. I really enjoyed "Tell All" though and recommend it to anyone who likes Palahniuk, especially "Invisible Monsters".

To read some of my favorite quotes and pieces from the book, click through the jump.

"In truth, the degree of anyone’s success depends on how often they can say the word ‘yes’ and hear the word ‘no’." 

"The lingering taste of Maxwell House coffee. The scent of thin Tiparillo cigars and bay rum cologne. The chemistry of Webb Westward’s saliva. The recipe for his kisses."

"The nib of my fountain pen scratching, looping, dotting lines and sentences across each page, I say that no memory is anything more than a personal choice. A very deliberate choice. When we recall someone–a parent, a spouse, a friend–as better than they perhaps were, we do so to create an ideal, something to which, we ourselves, can aspire. But when we remember someone as a drunk, a liar, a bully, we're only creating an excuse for our own poor behavior."

"All human being search for either reasons to be good, or excuses to be bad."


Anonymous said...

awesome, i really need to catch up on palahniuk.. i've read them all except this, snuff and pygmy.

also, this one sounds interesting:

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