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Great author, not such a great story
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2020
Lullaby and Fight Club were two of the best stories I've ever read. For whatever reason, Choke just didn't sell me on what was going on—even though the events were entirely possible in real life. Not at all so in Lullaby—yet I believed that story more than Choke. And while the events in Fight Club are possible if not at all likely, I believed that story as well. I don't know what happened, but to my eye, this is not Chuck Palahniuk's best. Still, there were a few great moments. I like the "See Also" statements. And the "X is not the best word, but it's the one that comes to mind." Also great. But neither of these cool devices was able to rescue the story.