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The Invention of Sound
The Invention of Sound | Chuck Palahniuk
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Chuck Palahniuk returns with the chilling tale, in classic Palahniuk tradition, of a father in search of his daughter, a young woman with a secret, and a malicious recording that can make "the whole world scream at the exact same time." Private detective Foster Gates is a father is in search of his missing daughter, and sound engineer Mitzi harbors a secret that may help him solve the case. It's Mitzi's job to create the dubbed screams used in horror films and action movies. She's the best at what she does. But what no one in Hollywood knows is the screams Mitzi produces are harvested from the real, horror-filled, blood-chilling screams of people in their death throes--a technique first employed by Mitzi's father and one she continues on in his memory--a deeply conflicted serial killer compelled beyond her understanding to honor her father's chilling legacy. Soon Foster finds himself on Mitzi's trail. And in pursuit of her dark art, Mitzi realizes she's created the perfect scream, one that compels anyone who hears it to mirror the sound as long as they listen to it--a highly contagious seismic event with the potential to bring the country to its knees.
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Graves
The Invention of Sound | Chuck Palahniuk
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Mehso-so

Solid beginning, okay middle, VERY messy ending.

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CuppaGabbage
The Invention of Sound | Chuck Palahniuk
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Just fine she's reading The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk. My first book by this author and I enjoyed it, fair amount of twists. Fun quick read.

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Addison_Reads
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Panpan

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I'm always hopeful that a new Palahniuk will give me all those wonderful vibes I felt reading his early stuff, but I usually end up disappointed.

This book is weird, which I expect from him, but it just felt too forced to make a story of a man looking for his missing child and a woman who records screams for a living come together. It just felt too disjointed for me.

vivastory That's a shame. I had heard it was his best in yrs & was hoping it was a return to books like Lullaby 11mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory I saw other reviews that praised it as his best in years, and it could just be a case of me having the bar set too high for it going in. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 11mo
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NataliePatalie
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Panpan

When a new Chuck Palahniuk book comes out I always want to give it a chance ... but deep down I know he hasn't written a good book since 2007 🥲

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meganspeece
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Everyone wanted to have an effect. People spent their lives trying to get a laugh. Or to seduce an audience of strangers. The goal was to commodity something, repeat it, sell them, these most intimate of human drives. It meant turning people's basic humanity into something that could be bought and sold. From fast food to porn, this was power.

#amreading #currentlyreading

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TieDyeDude
The Invention of Sound | Chuck Palahniuk
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Mehso-so

Having been a big Palahniuk fan and still owning most of his books, it's been years since I've read anything of his and I've missed several of his latest releases. Even though it would have been a while till I got to this, I regret getting the audio. The narrator's voice was a little too polished for the story/content. There was no chapter breaks, and the perspective sometimes seemed to change in the same breath. It made the twists hard to follow.

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WeAreLegion
The Invention of Sound | Chuck Palahniuk
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Mehso-so

I hate to post two middling reviews of one of my favorite authors back to back, but he is capable of so much better. This story follows a man searching for his long missing daughter and a sound engineer who provides Hollywood with the screams that pepper our entertainment. This is not bad at all, it is much better than many other authors could do, but far from Palahniuk‘s best.

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AFrostCauseReads
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Pickpick

This is a good book, but not Palahniuk‘s finest work. I was a little let down by how bland the finale 3rd part of the book was compared to how he normally sums up his novels. But the topic was still very much his own version of outlandishly horrific reality with a touch of exaggeration, and beautiful characters plot lines that intermix and connect for the finale put come. Definitely worth reading, but also check out some other works by him too.

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EH2018
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vlwelser
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Since I'm in here posting....
#BookSpinBingo update! I'm up to 4 bingos. Only 6 books left.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! You are flying through these!!! 2y
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This book is so weird. But so good. I have no idea how this author comes up with his stories but they are definitely unique.

A man is still searching for his daughter who went missing years ago. A woman is a Foley artist in search of the perfect scream. So they're both looking for something rather elusive when their paths cross.

#BookSpinBingo square 11
@TheAromaofBooks

#ARC from #GrandCentral via #NetGalley
Pub date is 9/8/2020

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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aperfectmjk
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I just preordered my signed copy!!! Yay!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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