Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the Creedish death cult, has commandeered a Boeing 747, emptied of passengers, in order to tell his story to the plane's black box before it crashes. Brought up by the repressive cult and, like all Creedish younger sons, hired out as a domestic servant, Tender finds himself suddenly famous when his fellow cult members all commit suicide. As media messiah he ascends to the very top of the freak-show heap before finally and apocalyptically spiralling out of control.
I read this in 2 days so it can’t have been too bad. The books I don’t really enjoy seem to drag on for an eternity. That said I didn’t put it down marvelling at Palahniuk’s satire, nor did I find it savagely funny like some of the back cover reviews.
I was entertained, and interested to read about Tender’s life, but that was it.Maybe some authors just don’t resonate with me the same way they connect with other readers. Oh well, an average read on the Keane measuring scale.
3 from 5
Bought second-hand last year in a bundle of 3 Palahniuk’s on E-bay. (Oh great, I get to read 2 more then!) Show More