BOOK: BEAUTIFUL YOU BY CHUCK PALAHNIUK


From the reviews of Good Reads, Everyone was sharing that however brilliant the book is, it should not – as much as possible be read by women. This is not a woman – friendly book, they say.

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Which is to say, I agree – at some degree.

The first scene was very disturbing as narrated. Imagine the protagonist being questioned in court, in front of the jury, in front of the bystanders, in front of the judge. Everyone in the room except her, have balls. Not the ego, right hand balls — it’s the sensitive male parts, the real balls. Everyone in the room has penis. Everyone in the room is a male. Except for Penny.

And as she was on the stand, she was raped. She was struggling with all her might while her rapist was strongly pulling her legs apart to enter her indignantly.

Her rapist was the wealthiest man in the world. He was her former lover – more of a scientist actually, more of a frog on the table, more of an experiment. There was no affection at all. He used her to accomplish and perfect his whole collection of sex toys.
Allegedly, these sex toys — after about 3,000 women who underwent and was used to get how they react and perfect the combination of stimuli and sensations to climax all the time and reach orgasm — can actually kill individuals, specially women due to sex addiction to the point where the pleasure can stop and kill our brain.

Can you imagine that? Pleasure — our own doing — our lust — our libido can be the source of our own death, the cause of our demise.

And not only that, the sex genius, the mad scientist implanted nanobots – that are so tiny, that are smaller than molecules into the sex toys that women insert in their vaginas. These nanobots are so tiny they swim thru the blood vessels and are so powerful they can control your brain. — and clone another human being.

So why do this and go through all that trouble? His fiance, died after 136 days of being married to him. The Protagonist? she was a clone of his dead wife.

There is, undeniably – nothing wrong with pleasure, of sex, of lust. As long as it’s with the right person, at the right time and place and at the right amount – volume and frequency.
Let’s not our penises, our clitoris, our vagina and all our sensual and sexual parts rule over our heads. Okay?

However mad and sick Chuck is, It’s a good book I’d say.
It’s different.

BOOK: DAMNED by Chuck Palahniuk


So I started reading this book Mid – October. And I don’t know why I only actually finished this one last week of December. It was quite interesting from the start – the way this 13 year old girl was able to paint a picture of how hell is in the eyes of Chuck.

To get you started, here are some places in Chuck’s Hell:

  1. Great Ocean of Wasted Sperm
  2. Blood
  3. Swamp of Partial Abortions
  4. Swamp of Unwanted pregnancies
  5. Sea of Insects
  6. Great Plains of Broken Glass
  7. Endless array of Cages
  8. Steaming Mountain of Dog Piles
  9. Swamp of Rancid Perspiration
  10. Meadow of Unchecked Toenail Fungus
  11. Desert of Dandruff
  12. Volcano of Surly guffaws
  13. Thicket of Amputated Limbs
  14. River of Hot Saliva

You can also read the 18 quotes I picked from the book.

  1. Dying seems like the greatness weakness
  2. Death is one big mistake none of us ever plans to make.
  3. Hell occurs to me as a tad bit obvious and self-indulgent.
  4. You’d be foolish to count on people displaying high standards of honesty
  5. Girls tend to be terrifically smart until they grow breasts
  6. Adolescence occurs as a kind of Ice Age of Dumbness
  7. Nothing was a sin, just a poor life choice.
  8. One man’s god is another man’s devil.
  9. Hell is where your own desires take you, stealing you away from God and the original plans God had for fulfilling your soul’s perfection
  10. Admiration for any female who can present herself with such apparent lack of self consciousness, seemingly in complete disregard for how she might be judged and exploited by her audience.
  11. Reproducing is a kind of booster to keep us loving life.
  12. Every audience gets the performance it expects.
  13. Its stunning how having nothing to lose will build your confidence.
  14. It’s our attachments to a fixed identity that tortures us.
  15. Seldom do we break our stride in our relentless campaign.
  16. I am free to reinvent my story, revise myself, my world at any given moment.
  17. The greatest weapon any warrior can carry into battle is absolute certainty of her eternal soul.
  18. When we neglect to fear such a brittle monstrosity, we render it powerless.

A parent will always be a parent. They will always teach their child. Now the following are what Maddy’s parents preaches her.

  1. ”Every new maid wants to fold your underwear a different way.” – You have to stay smart and not let yourself be pushed around.
  2. ”Every audience gets the performance it expects.” – If you’d shown more gratitude and appreciation for the precious miracle of life, then life itself would’ve been more wonderful.
  3. ”You’ve got to strike while the flatiron is still hot.” – Dress yourself and Carry yourself well all the time.
  4. ”When you’re shooting on location, be ready for rain.” – You never know what fate will throw at you.
  5. ”Two lips and a tongue can tell you anything.”’ – Get all your deals in writing.
  6. ”If you don’t know what comes next, take a good long look at what came before.” – If you allow it, your past tends to dictate your future.
  7. ”Every garden looks beautiful in May” – Everyone is somewhat attractive when she’s young.
  8. ”The secret to being a good comedian is to never stop talking until you hear someone laugh” – Persevere, Be determined.

All in all, there is no drive to read the novel again. Like what the other reviews I read, it’s a Breakfast Club Movie written in Black and White in a different set up.

LEARN: Psezpolnica


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So here’s a God introduced by Chuck Palahniuk from his book, Damned.

Psezpolnica is known as the Woman of the Midday. This demon is a god that appears during harvest and beheads field workers. Psezpolnica is said to drive people crazy, weaken their limbs, and even cut off their heads with a sickle.