I have never read Mr. Palahniuk before and after reading this book I do not think I will again. It caught my interest because the description of the plot had so much potential as a really good "scary" story, or at the very least a mystery. Nope … it held the appeal of neither. For me personally it was a disjointed story populated with characters that I could not bring myself to care about. I could also have done without the graphic descriptions emphasizing the decidedly vegetarian slant to this book. My daughter loves reading his books and even made the one-hour trip to Toronto a few years back to attend a signing. I guess it’s a case of to each their own.