Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Why should I read this book?
Warning: Read Rant at your own risk. It will ninja your brain.
According to the inside flap, it’s about a serial killer who infects his victims with rabies. This description, however, leaves out some other major topics that Rant covers: government oppression, car salesmanship, escapism, class prejudices, the formation of urban mythology, and time travel.
It’s not a bad book — in fact, it’s very intriguing, insightful, and funny — but it seems a little overly ambitious. It’s written in the style of an oral biography, so on top of all those hard-to-digest themes, there are also a huge cast of characters and, at times, conflicting stories.
But even if you don’t understand everything this book has to offer — trust me, I don’t — it’s still worth a read merely because it makes your brain do mental gymnastics. I guarantee that you will be thinking about this book days after you put it down.
Pick up Rant if you want to read something different from everything else you’ve ever read.
Recommended for people who like: Fight Club, time travel theories, their brains melting and leaking out through their ears