People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious blue-black book and memorising its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.
In this ingeniously comic work, Chuck Palahniuk’s first novel in four years, he does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males, working-class men dream of burying the elites and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates a new Disunited States of America.
In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.
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By Simon on 06-07-2018
Has the Fight Gone Out of Chuck?
When I read Fight Club I re-learned the lesson of not judging a book by its cover because it really was a far more intelligent and absorbing read than I had imagined. Adjustment Day taught me a new lesson: Never judge an author's latest book by one of his earlier ones!
This simply never got going for me, a mish-mash of characters and scenes stopped it ever gaining momentum and never once presented me with a character that I cared about. It stuttered and stumbled its way rather than ever accelerating smoothly towards a satisfactory conclusion.
The narration by Christopher Ragland is just fine. Clear concise and with enough variety to make it a decent performance but it was never going to be enough to lift this material.
So, while there are moments in this when Palahnuik shows his talent you have to wade through a lot that just doesn't feel like it matters to find them. I can't really recommend this one.
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By STEPHEN on 16-08-2018
This is great, great fun! The plot is twisty and, in parts, head-melting! Super narration!