The story was just average, the most interesting part was the philosophical and ethical arguments that the four characters had in the car on their roadtrip. Wish there was more of this. I also wish there were more interludes of what the characters were doing in the future with their powers and knowledge (like the story about the town that worshipped the 'cow'). Not the best Palahniuk, I am sure.
Quite frankly, I didn't know how to judge or what to think of this story. I kept reading, seemingly clued to the story and wondering what the outcome would be. Sometimes I was amused, other times I was grossed out. So, because it caused these emotions I have to say it was rather good. Odd, but good.
This was the second book I read by Palahniuk and let me just say that I L-O-V-E-D it so much. He has a way of telling a twisted tale that makes perfect sense in the grand scheme of the real world. The power of words and how we use them to accomplish things be it bad or good. He makes me feel comfortable that I could one day too tell a story that is a little outrageous but if executed well can be very enjoyable. Palahniuk has a way of working on our psyche, culture, and pop culture organizing it into normalcy with an aura of absurdity. The things that occur in this story, I assume, probably occur daily but our second lids are closed so we miss them. If you want a mind trip read this story.