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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion
Melvin Lerner

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Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk

I went through a few stages with this novel. At first I was thinking, 'I think he wrote this just to piss people off, but it's hilarious so I don't care.' Then I was thinking, 'maybe this is his attempt at creating a gross version of As I Lay Dying.' And some other thoughts passed through my head.

But Palahniuk is so good at pushing the action forward to its surprise conclusion - which, knowing Palahniuk, we know is coming - that I sort of stopped caring what this was. It's funny, it's a page-turner, and it's just edgy enough to feel somewhat risque.

I think that he hasn't defined three of his five protagonists well enough this time out - without the chapter headings, we might take a few lines to figure out who is narrating - but that is relatively minor issue given how entertaining the read is; I was desperate to find out what happens.