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Lullaby

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Creative, darkly funny novel by an amazing author.

    Reading a Palahniuk novel is like watching a David Lynch movie written by a more literary Howard Stern: completely off the wall, usually mildly offensive and nearly impossible to dismiss. Certainly not for the conservative or oversensitive, his novels are incredibly intricate, smart and darkly funny. The movie Fight Club has generated a huge amount of success and cult following, and that was based on a Chuck Palahniuk novel. I really enjoyed reading Lullaby and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed watching Fight Club or another film adaptation based on Palahniuk's other novel Choke.


    The basic summary (if you could even make one short enough to call it a summary) is all centering around a culling song, or lullaby that has the power to kill a person after you sing it to them. Carl Streator is a journalist investigating SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome and he's not coming up with new explanations until he happens upon this culling poem and it's correlating presence at each victims family home. Once he discovers the truth behind the tragic deaths he embarks on a journey of destruction and discovery with the colorful and powerful Helen Hover Boyle, that will change his life and the world forever.


    I love the descriptions of the characters in the book. They are each so colorful and eccentric that you really start to care for them no matter how much more vile and corrupt they become. It is difficult to compare Palahniuk's style to any other authors because it honestly is more like it's own language. He is probably the author that influenced me the most to want to be a writer. Something about how he is able to mix fascinating story with his own views and opinions really inspired me. I am going to try and read another Palahniuk book called Diary next and then possibly will read Invisible Monsters which is set to be made into a film later this year.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

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    This is the best book I've read in a long time... And I read 24/

    This is the best book I've read in a long time... And I read 24/7. Lullaby does an incredible job of making supernatural circumstances seem believable and even normal. This book isn't as much about the crazy situations involved in finding a book of magic spells as it is about the characters' responses to the situations that have become everyday to them. Palahniuk does a great job of making the book funny, twisted and unexpected until the very end. With writers like Palahniuk, readers come to expect a plot twist at the end of the novel, but this one even made me surprised. Not just another cliche suspense novel, Chuck Palahniuk delivers yet again. If you don't already have it, buy it now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Good

    Good

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Loved it

    It has been a long time since a book has really pulled me in like this one did. I thoughly enjoyed every word of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

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    Chuck is the man

    Chuck Palahniuk is a writer like no other. His books are original and spectacular and while you know his writing style, you never quite know what you're getting yourself into when you start reading one of his books. Not surprisingly, Lullaby is no different. Lullaby is one of those books that you'll think about over and over again, not quite knowing why. It's not a bad thing, though, because you're reminded of how you felt when you read it. Chuck is an awesomely creative (and probably crazy) artist. Chuck is the man.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    Chuck did it again!

    Haunted is still by far my favorite, but Palahniuk has provided me with yet another great read. I had such a hard time putting it down and I completely read it in two days. I loved that you never knew where it was going next and every time you think you have figured it out, he surprises you again! Crack it open and get to reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2006

    This Is Great!

    Wow I had never read any of Chuck Palahniuk stuff before my roommate got me to read this book and I have to say that is a really good book and that Palahniuk is an amazinig writer... I will definately be reading more his stuff!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Lullaby(e)

    The only flaw to this book is that there's not another 200 pages attached to the end (that, and there's no sequel).
    Lullaby is one of the best Palahniuk novels I've read. Its disturbing, imaginitive and funny. In other words, its a Palahniuk book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Wonderful

    Just the perfect book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Sick, twisted, entertaining read - Chuck P is great!

    Sick, twisted, entertaining read - Chuck P is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Love it

    Very creative and well thought out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Slightly dissapointing

    I really looked forward to this book and was not very impressed. It wasnt terrible but his other work is so great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    So good

    By far one of my favs! So well written, and unique....Palahnuik is a master at wordplay, and originality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Has stephen king read this? Spookily hilarious.

    When I finished this book I had to read it again! And I don't have time to read books twice but I knew I was missing some really great dialogue because I was reading to fast. It is the most ridiculous story when you think about it but the telling of it is some of the funniest s**t I have ever read. I am buying Fight Club today and am hoping it stinks so I can get some work done. Kudos to the guy in US magazine who recommended it but now I am hooked on Mr P!!!

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    One of Chuck's Best

    Fans will find this novel an especially well-wrought addition to their Palahniuk collection. With savagery, the author takes on practitioners of witchcraft, and subjects them to his trademark brand of merciless examination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    All day read

    Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down. It always seems like everything is going to be explained on the next page. The way Chuck Palahniuk writes is full of detail and very descriptive. This book is definitely not meant for an easy Sunday morning read, you need to be in a good state of mind for this book. It took me a few days to read this but it was well worth it. I wish somebody would make this into a movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Outstanding

    One of my favorite books by chuck. Very creatve story that makes you think.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Coming from a true palahniuk fan

    This book was so boring.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Great read!

    This was an offbeat story with peculiar characters. Good plot twists at the end. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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