Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Book Review Haunted - Foot Work Autobook
Title: Haunted - Foot Work
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Stars: 4 out of 5
A Friend suggested this book to me but because I was back log with so many other books she had me listen to the Foot Work one day. I was blown away but this story it was so haunting and tragic. I haven't read the book from the beginning only the synopsis. The premise is very much a macabre parody of human endeavor. Life, suffer and death in some of the most horrific ways.
Foot Work is about two women who learned that aromatherapy, feng shui,reflexology, acupuncture and aura can kill people if done right or wrong. One woman Lentil used her gifts to enhance sexual pleasure without having to anything but massage feet. Making thousands of dollar. She brings in her friend who hasn't earned a lot of money from just practicing "traditional" reflexology. Soon it goes from sexual pleasure to killing people for the Russian Mob. When Lentil decides she is done with this path in life the writer Mother Nature learns her friend was killed with a bullet.
The story is dark but at the same time pulls the reader in with every descriptive word.
I never listen to autobooks because my mind becomes easily distracted however this story pulled me in and I couldn't stop listening.
I have read that each story gets darker and human nature we all hold back comes alive in horrific and deadly ways. I don't think I will read the book as a whole but find certain stories to read.
Haunted is a novel made up of stories: twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter.
They are told by the people who have all answered an ad headlined 'Artists Retreat: Abandon your life for three months'. They are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of 'real life' that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But 'here' turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world - and where heat and power and, most importantly, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more desperate the stories they tell - and the more devious their machinations to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/non-fiction blockbuster that will certainly be made from their plight.
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