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Adjustment Day: A Novel
Adjustment Day: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. Theyve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning. Adjustment Day, the authors first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as: Imagine theres no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them. The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as theyve shirked theirs. A smile is your best bulletproof vest. When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.
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SoniaC
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Pickpick

This strange and disturbing book was a lot better than I anticipated. Just finished it over lunch earlier today and my mind is reeling!

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SoniaC
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Breakfast and Book on a lovely Saturday.

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bookish_wookish
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“Lets go browse around Barnes and Noble to waste time. Not to buy just to look” Said no one ever....

ephemeralwaltz No one ever! 6mo
AmyG EVER. I have a rule. If you walk in....you have to buy a book. Or don‘t go in. 6mo
bookish_wookish Every. Single. Time. @AmyG 6mo
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AmyG 👊🏻 6mo
The_Old_Astronomer I tell this lie to myself regularly 6mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 6mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I‘m a huge fan of Chuck and all of his work but this one was tough. I admire his ability to critically view his own work and use satire to unite his own writing with a unique and poignant form of dystopia. For a shorter book, this was long. If you don‘t love this author, I would say probably don‘t try this one.

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Sparkin
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In the nation for white people as described in this novel, all food is white too. Saw this and thought of it.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

Palahniuk is always wry and sarcastic and dark, and this book does not disappoint on those points. It got a little meta for me (a character talks about Fight Club and it‘s author). A violent commentary on society.

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Kappadeemom
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I just can‘t. I even skipped ahead page after page and it didn‘t get better.

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Kappadeemom
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This is super easy - YES, YES, YES. I get anxiety if I forget a book when I leave the house. Hubster calls it my blankie 😂 Thank goodness for the Kindle app when I forget to bring my book, my Kindle and a spare magazine for anything “outside”@silversreviews #tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Yes, Yes, Yes - perfect answers. I hate being without a book. 1y
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Kappadeemom
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I‘m done. Finished three books and got caught up on my Goodreads challenge #24in48

GondorGirl Great job! 1y
tammysue 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Eyelit Well done! 1y
Librarybelle Great job! 1y
GypsyKat Great job!! 🎉📚⏱ 1y
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JoScho
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Was trying to get some #jb cards written and then the lights went out. Thunder and lightning and no electricity means you curl up in bed with your Kindle and your love ❤️

keys_on_fire That sounds heavenly!! I ❤️ 📚 & ⛈!!! 1y
QuoteQueen A new Palahniuk book?!? 1y
JoScho @QuoteQueen yes it is the latest one. My husband is reading it. 😊 1y
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JoScho @keys_on_fire it is nice but wish it was a bit cooler but candles and kindles are pretty great ❤️ (edited) 1y
ErinGoBragh1011 How is this book? Chuck is one of my favorite authors but his books lately have been so weird and terrible to me as of late I am hesitant to read this one. 1y
QuoteQueen I needs it!!!! 😱 1y
JoScho @ErinGoBragh1011 I haven‘t read it but my husband says it is good 1y
Craftylikefox Sounds like a good night 😊 1y
TheQuietQuill That sounds like a perfect night! Thunderstorms and books go so well together! 1y
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collegecatlady
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My favorite book of the year so far has been the tagged one. Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors and I think this book is just genius. Thanks for the #giveaway @Mommamanzi

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JoeStalksBeck
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Next read!❤️

Bette Nice teeth!? 😬😳😂 1y
JoeStalksBeck @Bette lol thanks 😁 1y
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Crystalblu
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Appropriate book for today?! 🤔😜

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inmegslibrary
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The faster the dead could be honored, the faster they could be forgotten.

Trashcanman Isn't that the truth 1y
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AMVP
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Mehso-so

A complicated book in terms of what it aspires to say, what it actually says, and how it chooses to say it. While giving benefit of doubt to the author, my estimation is thus: like Fight Club before it, those in need of it's message are most likely to misread it, and those most likely to understand it may not enjoy reading it all the same. What success the book achieves is largly reliant on Pal.'s gift for compelling prose.

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Addison_Reads
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Library Haul today 😍 The new Chuck Palahniuk and Miss Subways were just put out on the shelves today, so I get to be the first to read them. They even still have that new book smell. 😁

IheartYA ❤❤Simon❤❤ 1y
Addison_Reads @IheartYA I'm actually almost finished with Simon already. I started reading it while waiting on my kiddo to finish theater practice for James and the Giant Peach. It's really well written. I'm glad I finally decided to read it. 💙💚 1y
IheartYA I agree. I read it in one day. I read the Upside of Unrequited by the same author recently, also within one day. It was cute, but I liked Simon better. 1y
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Colly_Beau
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Mehso-so

It took me too long to get through this novel. There are far too many characters--mostly flat cliches. No one to really grab on to or cheer for. Don't get me wrong; I have read most of Palahniuk's work and I knew what to expect. If you don't like satire or have never read him, don't start here. This novel is heavy in theory, criticism, and poking fun at Americans.

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britt_brooke
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Panpan

“If you can slash a tire, you can harvest an ear.”

On a large scale the premise is so intriguing, but in execution, it‘s a disorganized mess. With no distinct chapters, and a stupid number of characters (none of whom I cared lived, died, lost an ear, whatever), it was easy to get storylines confused. Talbott‘s blue-black book of aphorisms is the only thing that kept me going. Glad it‘s over.

REPollock I think Pahlahniuk‘s style is really dated. He‘s like a bombastic shock-jock who was once considered badass but has aged into a sad caricature. 1y
britt_brooke @REPollock Completely agree. Now, it feels like he‘s just trying way too hard. 1y
BethFishReads Agree 1y
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Reviewsbylola Bummer. I‘ve never really been a fan of Palahniuk though tbh. 1y
EricaReads Aww that‘s a shame. I used to love him but haven‘t read the most recent books. 1y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I haven‘t really either. I‘ve read a few of his books, but had previously vowed never again. This one sounded good so I decided to give him another chance. 😕 1y
RealBooks4ever That's too bad. Hate to see a good writer lose his "stuff". ☹️ 1y
britt_brooke @RealBooks4ever I‘m sure there are some folks who will like it, but definitely not me! 😆 1y
Kappadeemom I‘m reading it now and I feel like I need an Excel spreadsheet to keep up with all the folks 1y
britt_brooke @Kappadeemom This book made me crazy! Hope you like it more than I did. 1y
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Colly_Beau
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1. Cumberland Public Library: the amazing place I work!
2. It has only been a few weeks.
3. #rhodeisland is known for seafood and Italian food.
4. Six AM.
5. Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk, HP LoveCraft Tales, a lamp, my journal and my laptop.

@MinDea #humpdaypost

MinDea Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
monalyisha You must‘ve started working there after I left! 😱Rhode Island is *so* small! 😅 1y
Colly_Beau @monalyisha It certainly is! I have been there about two months! 1y
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monalyisha @Colly_Beau Crazy! I left about a year ago. I worked in Children‘s. 🤗 1y
Colly_Beau @monalyisha I am in reference. Do you still work in the library field? 1y
monalyisha @Colly_Beau I do! I work at a library in Worcester now. I was part-time in Cumberland, & I‘m full-time here. The commute from Providence is a pain in the butt, but what can you do? 🤷‍♀️ #librarylife (edited) 1y
monalyisha @Colly_Beau Cumberland‘s a great library to work for, though! So many programs, such a cool building, some staff I love, & it‘s awesome when they do the occasional library-wide event (Harry Potter?). Enjoy! 1y
Colly_Beau Yes, we just Harry Potter day! We are doing Cumber-Con in October. It is awesome you scored a FT position. I'm just staring out; I begin URI in the fall. So nice to meet you! 1y
rather_be_reading beautiful! 1y
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AMVP
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Haven't read any Palahniuk in a while, and this new one seems like it'll be pretty stressful. Saw it available on the New Books table at the #library , though, and figured I could give it a shot.

britt_brooke I‘m reading it now, but I‘m still not sure what I think about it. Love the cover, though! 1y
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britt_brooke
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This is the second time this book has referenced Fight Club or Palahniuk in general. I can‘t decide if this is brilliant or cheesy. 🤔

readordierachel Hmm. Interesting choice. 1y
mrozzz ... can‘t decide either. Guess it depends on how good/not the book is overall? 1y
REPollock Gotta admit, I always default to the eyeroll at that kind of thing because it feels like matryoshka narcissism. 1y
britt_brooke @mrozzz I‘m halfway through and still not sure about the book yet. 1y
britt_brooke @REPollock I can totally see that. 1y
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collegecatlady
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Pickpick

A brilliantly bleak near-future satirical dystopia that speaks to current political times. Palahniuk will never lose his edge. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke I‘m halfway through this one. 👍🏻 1y
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Colly_Beau
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I love Chuck.

#currentlyreading

Chelleo Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Colly_Beau @Chelleo Thank you! 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 1y
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Jess7 Welcome!! 1y
Tiyas7 Welcome Abroad 🎉🎉 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
Colly_Beau @Wife Thank you! 1y
Leftcoastzen Hi! Glad you are here! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
Bronte_Chintz Hello and welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here! 💖 1y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
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britt_brooke
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Nice little #Vonnegut #CatsCradle reference.

Faibka This year I must read a Vonnegut! 2y
vivastory @Faibka Cat's Cradle is one of my favorite by him 2y
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britt_brooke @vivastory I really liked it, too. I think I might reread it on audio sometime this year. 2y
BestDogDad Ice Nine! Yes! I need to reread my Vonnegut books. 2y
BestDogDad @vivastory I have not! I am embarrassed to say I didn‘t even know about that collection. I‘m going to order it. Thanks for the tip! 2y
Rockjonny Is this book any good? 2y
britt_brooke @Rockjonny I‘m only 12% but liking it so far. 2y
britt_brooke @BestDogDad One of my goals this year is to finish reading his novels. I have 2 left (Player Piano and Jailbird). 2y
BestDogDad @britt_brooke Fun! Enjoy! 2y
Faibka @vivastory I‘ll start with that one! :) 2y
Faibka @britt_brooke it‘s long overdue! 2y
britt_brooke @Faibka Hope you enjoy!! 2y
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britt_brooke
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1. Started the new #Palahniuk last night. I‘m only a few pages in and it‘s already brilliantly bonkers.

2. I became a reader in my 20s after marrying my reader husband. 💏 He‘s a good influence.

3. In bed at night

4. The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Infinite Jest, The Heart‘s Invisible Furies

#ManicMonday

mrozzz #1 is good to hear!! 2y
JoScho 📚😊❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola I love that your husband turned you into a reader! 2y
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collegecatlady
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1. Loving it so far and so glad for this novel since it‘s his first one in four years!
2. Having a huge amount of lonely free time as a kid
3. The afternoon sitting in the sun
4. Fahrenheit 451
#manicmonday

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 2y
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britt_brooke
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ephemeralwaltz Ooh. Enjoy! 2y
britt_brooke @ephemeralwaltz Just a few pages in and it‘s already pretty wild. 👍🏻 2y
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sudi
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1. It's in the middle of summer here in mumbai, it's humid and sweaty and our AC decided to breakdown, it had a leak and we need to refill it's gas. The whole thing will take a week and not having my AC right now is really annoying.
2. We don't have a target here, but if we did probably some make up
3. Tagged book.
4. Mangoes
5. I'm a day late, so i think probably everyone's done it.
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
Thanks for the tag @kezzlou85 😊

Ingerella I live in Florida and would also be very annoyed at the loss of our AC! Hope it is up and running soon. I'm sending cool thoughts your way. 2y
sudi Thanks @Ingerella 😃 2y
BiblioLitten Mangoes in the summer. 💞 No AC in the summer 😧 2y
sudi @BiblioLitten i know, i look like a cat drenched in water 😂 2y
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CherryPie
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Love when a new book's library loan comes in quickly. #ebook #libby

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JoeStalksBeck
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Signed copy cane today! Wooo! I have all his books and I‘ve read him for so long but never had a signed book so this is just the f$&&@(; best!

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mrozzz
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#ILoveMyIndie because they have new releases (sometimes ARCs) that haven‘t yet become available to the mainstream! In this case just a couple days early, but still! Such a treat for National Independent Bookstore Day 💗📚 #ISupportIndies

FYI I did snatch this up for babe and I to share! 🤗
You might also see Mars Room on the shelf but I resisted because it‘s likely a BOTM pick.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 1! Soon to be released. Be ready to be shocked and to laugh with CP's well-known satire. A plan is set in place to upend the US government and creating in the country's place separatist ethno-states and violently redistributing the elite's wealth. You'll follow a mishmash of displaced characters and newfound power-players. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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JoeStalksBeck
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Just ordered a special first edition signed book of AD by Chuck Palahniuk!!!! I‘m dying! I‘ve read him and loved him for so long that I knew I‘d never get to meet him . Next next thing? A signed hardback of his first book in 4 years!!! 🤯🤘🏻😱😱😱❤️❤️❤️❤️

Scurvygirl 💜💜💜 So exciting! I didn‘t get a signed copy, but I did preorder. Can‘t wait! 2y
LiteraryAries His book signings are amazing!! I went to the one for Beautiful You, he wanted us to show up in pajamas 😆 2y
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