Saturday, June 28, 2008
Oh, Chuck, what have you done. Here I am, defending your last two books (which still remain my favorites), and you disappoint me. Snuff seems like only a sketch of what your other books are.
Snuff tells the story of porn star Cassie Wright, who wants to break records by being filmed with 600 men in one day. It will be her crowning achievement, and perhaps the definitive film in the genre. The story is told by three of the gentlemen (Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600), as well as Wright's (female) assistant. Unfortunately, unlike most of of Palahniuk's characters before this, the characters seemed one-dimensional in their quirkiness.