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by Chuck Palahniuk | Other
Registered by freelunch of Cairns, Queensland Australia on 5/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Friday, May 04, 2007

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Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.

Diary takes the form of a “coma diary” kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a
hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she’s been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he’s remodeled and scrawling vile messages all over the walls—an old habit of builders but dramatically overdone in Peter’s case. Angry homeowners are suing left and right, and Misty’s dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes.

But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. But can her newly discovered talent be part of a larger, darker plan? Of course it can … 

Journal Entry 2 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Thursday, April 22, 2010

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I usually enjoy Chuck Palahniuk's work. this one was boring me to tears at halfway, so much so that I didn't want to waste another day of reading time on it.

time for it to find a new home... 

Journal Entry 3 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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