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Sunday, May 08, 2005

"Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk

Or however you spell his last name. Tad bit disappointed. Only on page 75. The writing, or this story, reminds me of Jim Thompson meets James Elroy meets Ray Bradbury. The subject matter is Jim Thompson (gross descriptions of the bodily functions--death, eating, screwing), the tone is James Elroy (smart aleck seen this, seen that), and the undertone of Ray Bradbury (deep cynicism). (I love Ray B. , but I realized that he really doesn't have any faith in the humanity of man.)