Chuck Palahniuk | Rant

by - January 24, 2015

RANT by Chuck Palahniuk

Buster “Rant” Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life.

First Few Lines:
Wallace Hover (Car Salesman): Like most people, i didn't meet and talk to Rant Casey until after he was dead.That's how it works for most celebrities. After they croak, their circle of close friends just explodes. A dead celebrity can't walk down the street without meeting a million best buddies he never met in real life.

Thoughts About The Book:
After the first half of this book I realized I didn't care at all about Buster, or his story, and I was actually thinking to stop reading. But the plot-lines of Chuck Palahniuk are always ridiculous in a totally fascinating way, which makes up for the stupid characters --- and that got me hooked. That the build up of the plot will leave me saying that it's another funny, and well-written book. I liked the way he told the story. It was odd, but I liked how it was written like the story came from different individuals that makes it whole. Individually, these narrators are hopelessly unreliable, but taken together they form a whole picture that is more true than any single testimony could be.

Book Details:
Original Title: Rant
ISBN 0385517874 (ISBN13: 9780385517874)
Book Pages: 320

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