Diary takes place in the form of a “Coma Diary” by Misty Tracy Wilmot, Her husband Peter, who had been slowly losing his mind is found comatose in the garage after a failed suicide attempt. After her husband dies, she starts getting calls from people whose houses Peter had remodeled; they call to say that they are missing a specific room of their house. So now Misty has to deal with them as well as her snobby mother-in-law, her creepy daughter, and the strange events goings-on of the so-called, “sophisticated,” island her husband dragged her to.
Palahniuk’s method of jumping from present to the past keeps us drawn in and engaged. The small fish shaped island by the name of Waytansea, in which all of this takes place is now infested with tourists and the natives will do anything to drive them away, but at the same time need the money they bring with them. How does all of this tie in? In the darkest way Chuck Palahniuk can imagine with his own twist of humor this book wraps up very nicely with an amazing anti-climactic climax.
Another great book from one of my favorite authors. It is entertaining and has some completely surprising plot twists. This book is intense and not for the light-hearted.
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