Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
by: Chuck Palahniuk.
2002; 272 pages,
A friend of mine recommended that I read a book, ANY book, by Chuck Palahniuk over a year ago.
Why I waited so long is absolutely beyond me.
Lindsey, thank you for the recommendation. Next time hit me over the head if I wait so long to read something. Good grief.
Anyway, I loved "Lullaby". It's the first book in a loooong time that I haven't been able to put down. It's amazing. I knew from the prologue that I'd be hooked.
It's the story of Mr. Streator who discovers a poem that once read, or thought, will quick and painlessly kill the person to whom it is directed.
What would you do with such a power? Turn assignator? Hero? Are those the same?
I highly highly highly recommend that you read this as soon as you can. And, at under 300 pages, it's a quick read (especially since once you start, you won't stop til you're through).
I liked it even more after I did a bit of research behind it.
It turns out that Lullaby is Palahniuk's response to the murder of his father. Seriously interesting reading.