I’ve read Palahniuk before and I’ve always believed he has a way of twisting a story so that by the end of it, you’re not entirely sure what just happened. Invisible Monsters doesn’t disappoint in this regard…
She’s a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway “accident” leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge that she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you’ll ever want to look.
If you want to invest yourself into a book that will seriously mess with what you thought you once knew (in relation to the story of course), this is the book for you. It’s got a cinematic sweep to it where you can almost believe you’re watching a movie instead of listening to it. It was fabulous.
And if you thought Fight Club was a little twisted, or a lot twisted, Invisible Monsters delivers that same punch.
Rating: 5+ out of 5