Give me outrage.
Give me a general sense of bewilderment.
I wonder if anyone in a Chuck Palahniuk universe has a "normal" job and isn't addicted to a substance of some sort. Perhaps like the movie American Beauty, Palahniuk's point is that their is no average family, average person, that everyone is secretly a psychic prostitute or transgender beauty queen wannabe or white collar weekend warrior with rage issues. In this way Chuck's books seem unrealistic, but deliberately so. They are modern fairy tales of a sort, or cautionary tales.
Give me hilarious exaggeration.
Give me total mental collapse.
I keep reminding myself that the Operation Chuck challenge was my idea. It's been an experience thus far, to say the least. I'm diving into what I will consider Chuck's greater works now, in that they are the ones published by Random House. I am a corporate whore. I'm not ashamed.