August 21, 2017

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk

pygmyChuck Palanuik is one of my favourite authors, so I was looking forward to reading Pygmy a lot. And it doesn’t disappoint.

Once you get used to the writing style (not as hard as A Clockwork Orange) it’s a fascinating book. Pygmy is a child terrorist sent to the USA on a school exchange, and the book is his reports on the mission. That includes some reports reminising back to the time of being recruited and the training.

I felt the story is more about how American society functions than the terrorism aspect – Palahniuk is using the eyes of Pygmy and the actions of the terrorist cell to highlight the shortcomings of modern western society.

There’s a lot of humour here, as well as some really shocking moments.

Another fascinating book.

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