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These are some initial thoughts on the book: Unfortunately, it makes for frustrating reading not necessarily a bad thing if, the reader feels, it is worth the effort and palagniuk inconsistent, forcing me to believe it’s more for comical effect than for actually stretching the boundaries of his style.

Pygmy is a dish for those who like their satire well done. His minimalist, verb-heavy style propels the narratives through the many bizarre, occasionally shocking events.

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Pygmy regularly performs acts of public bravery, and his views of American cultural traditions are both hilarious and deeply troubling.

Story describe efforts of special Operatives from great unnamed nation oppressed by imperialist American war machine, agents embark on righteous counter-attack Operation Havoc: Stilted, literal, anti-intuitive collections of nouns and verbs and adjectives.

I am surprised that this book was written in Dude has a giant brain, comes up with good ideas- brutal criticism of America from an oppressed outsider’s perspective! Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk – Quick Review. There were a few elements which really kept me from enjoying the story, the first was a niggling carry-over from Choke which was also utilized in this story: The story, though told in a “new”-ish voice, isn’t compelling, the ending wraps things up so quickly, neatly, and happily that the reader feels cheated, and, quite frankly, I feel my time may have been better spent rereading his better novels.


I may have hit a wall with this book relatively early. palahnuk

Interview with ‘Pygmy’ Author Chuck Palahniuk – TIME

I’m palauniuk this two stars because it’s better than Snuffbut only because it’s better than Snuff. Whereas when he just lets his brain goes oygmy gets less, like, sensationalistic- see Rant or even Invisible Monstersalthough I guess Invisible Monsters was pretty ridiculous- he can be pretty amazing. Their son, “pig dog brother”, is a bullied high school student with a bottomless fund of slang terms for breasts.

I only have an hour left of the audiobook but I will not subject myself to this any longer. All chhck Palahniuk’s books are a little Pygmy is an epistolary novel by Chuck Palahniuk. People didn’t know who I was or why I was there, so they started inventing stories about me. If, like me, you chkck to give your brain a workout, to feel the pathways in your brain change, to feel and think things to which you do not ordinarily have access, and to take a vacation from yourself, then you might be interested in Pygmy.

All of the men in the novel regard women with little to no respect. It gives the readers a genuine feel of the narrator’s point of view. But in Pygmy, this way of thinking is greatly challenged and was proven wrong countless of times.

I adore Chuck Palahniuk and his wonderfully twisted stories but this one was just not for me. I just thought such palahnouk revered author would have more substance. Your book readings aren’t normal book readings. Which means that Palahniuk just plain isn’t as smart as he thinks he is.


And Brave New World worked. I want my money back. I guess there’s a reason you don’t review books based on the first thirty pages.

So palahhniuk this resembles something a talented high school student might turn in for a creative writing assignment simply to freak out the instructor.

This has got everything you’d expect from a Palahniuk novel. In the end we find out that Americans are not so much actively evil as just dumb and unaware. The scene is described in graphic detail. A media frenzy descends on the town, greatly increasing our hero’s chances of taking his ominous homework project to the National Science Fair. The novel gives the point of view of the “other guys” Unlike some of his other works, I’m not even going to praise him for experimentation, because what he did doesn’t feel like all that much of a risk.

If Chuck is going to continue putting out one mediocre book a year, essentially becoming a more left-of-center James Pyg,y, then, eventually, I may just give up on him. His name isn’t even really Pygmy. A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: I’m not wasting my time on this shit.

The best stories are currently set to be published in Burnt Tonguesa forthcoming anthology, with an introduction written by Chuck himself. Feels good to be with the times.

For example, here’s Pygmy at Junior Swing Choir: