Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters : ★★★★★

I heard a lot about this book, especially as the one that Palahniuk’s editor didn’t want to publish because they find it too disturbing. The story is about a model who knew fame and glory until she’s been disfigured during a tragic accident. It follows her journey of being an invisible monster, so hideous that everyone prefers to ignore her existence. After reading it, I have to admit : this book is my favourite from Chuck Palahniuk. I’m a huge fan of his writing and PARTICULARLY his plot twisting.


This book is a real masterwork , from it’s original magazine structure, bouncing the lines all over the place  to a deep critic of the society’s norms for beauty.
It’s also about redefining oneself. Using plastic surgery as the whole book’s concept, Chuck dissects the ugliest part of an individual’s identity. One by one, each character is as weird and unique as the other but they all have one thing in common: identity crisis. They all come to the conclusion of doing an ultimatum to reborn, to become someone else.  

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

                Thoughout the book, I was disturbed, confused and also excited. Questions were filling my mind: Who am I? Who is who? Who did what? And it all made sense in the end. As I mentioned before, there’s no clear continuous storytelling in this novel. Jump to this , Jump to that. You will be disconcerted and that is exactly what he wanted to do. The finest  approach to keep crucial information out of the view, hidden. In my opinion, it was a genius idea because it plays with our minds and it makes us want to come back for more. And if you want to experience for yourself, you can get a copy of Invisible Monsters through this hyperlink !

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“I hate how I don’t feel real enough unless people are watching.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

28 thoughts on “Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

  1. Liza says:

    I read this book OMG I FIND IT SO FCKED UP. Didnt get anything.. and the plot twist litterally killed me >__< Glad to see that someone read it too! REALLL NICE PICS BTWW ❤ In loveee likee x30000000

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  2. Nathalie says:

    HEY!! Saw your post on insta and I had to comment! I read the book and I loved it too but oh gosh I sneed some explanations !! Would u mind discussing it here? Im jst afraid of spoiling other peoplee! :3

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    • transhaan says:

      This book is definetely good for discussions! It’ll be my pleasure to discuss with you but not here. Like you said other people might read it. And also, my boyfriend didnt read it and he can see all the comments since he’s an admin too 😉 HAH I’m going to send you a personal message via your email and we can continue discussing there 🙂

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  3. Kim says:

    AHHHHH ITS SO CLEAR NOW. I WAS LIKE WTF WHY DOES HE WRITE LIKE THAT. AND YES YES. ITS FOR HIW OWN PURPOSE OF KEEPING US FROM THE INFORMATION. THAT ENDING PLOT GAVE ME CHILL. YES.YES

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    • transhaan says:

      Euhh..la derniere fois que j’ai lu un livre de Chuck en francais cetait pas tres tres agreable LOL. Juste te dire. Quelques phrases sortaient bien en francais mais la plupart du temps.. cetait juste wrong you know.. XD Mais si tu peux lire en anglais je te le conseille fortement sion vasy pour francais tu rates rien a lhistoire et la structure ❤

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  4. Francis says:

    This book was my favourite of Chuck too! Glad you like it a lot of my friends didnt like it because they said the structure was too weird. I guess theyre just too lazy to catch the deep meaning. I’m surprised you didnt talk about Fight Club….!!!!Are you going to make a review on that?

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    • transhaan says:

      Thank you very much !❤️Cant agree more !:D yes I heard about that version ! How is it ? I’m planning on buying it too to see if its the same reading experience 😀

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  5. JK says:

    Ever since Fight Club and Choke, I’ve been a fan of Chuck Palahniuk but he has so many books that I don’t know where to continue from, but your review has made that choice a clear one 😀 Next up Invisible Monsters!

    Have you had a chance to check out Fight Club 2 yet? They have a comic book series out now!

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    • transhaan says:

      Yes Invisible Monsters is definetely my favourite from him and Snuff the least hahah 😀 And my boyfriend is currently reading the series as it comes out every month ! He’s been subscribing to it since day 1 hahah ! I’m waiting for the graphic novel instead 8D Have you had the chance to see the movie Choke ? I found it quite funny to watch but not the greatest movie LOL -Trang

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