I love Chuck and have read (and also own) everything he has ever written. Some would argue that in recent history Palahniuk has written a few stinkers (I’m looking at you Pygmy), but it sounds like he is getting back to what he knows best, fucked up people having fucked up sex. Sounds like he’s going back to his roots with this one. If you’ve read Invisible Monsters you’ll know what I mean. Anyways, his next books is due to hit store shelves Oct 21st and we got a look at the cover art. Check it out below.
Here’s the synopsis:
“From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more . . . Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka “Climax-Well,” a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan’s most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What’s not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell’s plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?”
“A billion husbands are about to be replaced.”