“CAN YOU FEEL THIS?”
Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.
Diary takes the form of a “coma diary” kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he’s remodeled and scrawling vile messages all over the walls—an old habit of builders but dramatically overdone in Peter’s case. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Misty’s dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. But can her newly discovered talent be part of a larger, darker plan? Of course it can …
Diary is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from America’s favorite, most inventive nihilist. It is Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel yet.
come al solito una buona lettura firmata Palahniuk! densa di riferimenti che fanno riflettere, una bella metafora sul rapporto arte e sofferenza. molto bella la resa dell'eterno ritorno, e anche la tecnica narrativa è diretta e pungente. la storia in sé a mio avviso è un po' sfumata nei dettagli, affannandosi a terminare nelle ultime pagine, dopo una buona parte intermedia molto lenta....Continua
I was given this by a friend who has previously let me down with his recommendations....However, i gave it/him the benefit of the doubt when he told me that Chuck Palahnick also wrote Fight Club. Although I was intrigued to find out the fate of Misty Wilmot, why her abilty to paint was important and what the title of the book had to do with anything, in hindsite I wasn't entirely bowled over by this story. If I had to make a positive comment I would say the twsits within the book are clever ....but unfotunalty I blame my stubburness to finish a book as the only reason why I actually managed to reach these twists....Continua
Great book. Couldn't put it down.
I want to re-read it but I'm a bit afraid...
I enjoied reading this book... but in my opinion it is not one of the best palahniuk's book.