Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Page Count/Review Word Count: 182
I can’t help feeling as though this could have been better executed, but I do like what Palahniuk was trying to do here. Considering he’s best known for more popular fiction, this one almost felt like literary fiction, and that was a nice surprise.
The story here basically follows the personal assistant of a film star who basically is responsible for every aspect of her life. At first, she comes across as irritating and overbearing, but that all changes in the second act when suddenly she discovers that her mistress’ lover is planning to kill her and to publish a tell-all memoir all about it.
Of course, there were also a couple of twists along the way – and one major one at the end – which keep you guessing as a reader, but really it’s more about the journey than the destination. I just wish that the narrator wasn’t so obsessed with name dropping brands and celebrities, but it did at least feel realistic.