"Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67, on arrival Midwestern American airport....Code name: Operation Havoc." Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the U.S. disguised as exchange students to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified attack of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates us with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire of an American xenophobia that might, in fact, be completely justified.More
"[A] potent...cultural satire...[full of] characteristically scathing observations....[A] singular, comic accomplishment." (
Publishers Weekly)"Hilarious....Palahniuk leaps over the line of good taste - and lands squarely on his feet." (
Booklist, starred review)
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I expected more of a story from such a strong writer who wrote such interesting stories like Fight Club, Diary and Invisible Monsters.
This feels like it's talking about female orgasms as a prelude to his newest book, Titled something something.
It was okay. He stayed mostly in one accent then at one point did a Chinese accent then back again. Wierd.
I remember none of them to really think it would make a difference.
I love Chuck's work, this is why this book stings a little bit. Upset.