This isn’t about love as in caring. This is about property as in ownership.
Shannyn Sossamon as Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme
You can’t imagine any way to escape. There’s no way you can get out. The world is your cradle and your trap.You’re a product of our language and our laws and how our laws are and how we believe our God wants us. Every bitty molecule about you has been thought out by some million people before you. Anything you can do is boring and old and perfectly okay. You’re safe because you’re trapped inside your culture. Anything you can conceive is fine because you can conceive it
Rose Byrne as Shannon McFarlane
Then I’m wearing yards and yards of black organza veil wrapped around my face and studded with little hand-cut Austrian crystal stars. You can’t tell how I look, face-wise, but that’s the whole idea. The look is elegant and sacrilegious and makes me feel sacred and immoral. Haute couture and getting hauter.
So I started casting an Invisible Monsters movie in my head, and this is what I’ve come up with so far.
I think this is the first time I’ve gotten a question on this blog!
Invisible Monsters is by far my favorite Chuck Palahniuk book, mostly because of how different it is. You don’t find many books written in that kind of style where time isn’t necessarily linear. Brandy Alexander is also a giant part of my love for IM. There’s just not another character like her in any book I’ve read. She has such an eerie enlightenment as to how things and people work. The characterization is also amazingly done…I could go on and on and on.
I’ve read Diary as well, and honestly, I liked it, but it was a difficult read at first. I felt that the beginning dragged on a bit, and that made it kind of hard to get into. Once the mystery surrounding the island comes into play though, it is certainly difficult to put down. I think maybe the reason a lot of people don’t take to Diary as much as Invisible Monsters is that the main character, who’s name escapes me, isn’t as…likeable as Shannon and Brandy. Perhaps that isn’t the right word seeing as how both Shannon and Brandy are sort of anti-heroes, but I don’t know how else to express it. Thats not to say I didn’t like the coma-wife, because I honestly loved her.
Either way, I think they’re both good books, and if you really liked Diary more than Invisible Monsters, then I suggest you ready Lullaby immediately! I enjoyed it so very much, more than Diary even. The pacing was just right, not as fast as IM and not as slow as Diary.
Sorry I didn’t mean to be quite so wordy.