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A REVIEW FROM MY COMMUTE: Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey – Chuck Palahniuk | #OralHistory #PartyCrashing

Before I share my thoughts, take a look at this synopsis…

RantRant is the oral history of one Buster ‘Rant’ Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, detractors, lovers and relations have their say on the man who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time. Rant is a darkly glittering anti-hero whose recreational drug of choice is rabies, and whose own personal Viagra is the venom of a black widow spider. He soon leaves his half-feral hometown for the big city, where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. On designated nights, the Party Crashers chase each other in cars in the hope of a collision, and all the while Rant, the ‘superspreader’, transmits his lethal disease…

Palahniuk has done it again. Another one of his novels has enthralled me with what seems like a random grouping of completely coinciding factors. I loved Rant, from start to finish — even in those moments where I was slightly confused, thinking I’d missed some major point that hadn’t actually been revealed yet. My love for strange epidemiologically twisted stories has been satisfied.

The story itself is told through the many voices of those who either knew Rant Casey or had the distinct (dis)pleasure to share breathing space with him. It was a brave undertaking but in this instance it works so very well. A highly recommended listen and read.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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