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Beautiful You
Beautiful You | Chuck Palahniuk
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 line up in their millions outside the stores on opening day then lock themselves in their room and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?
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bourne.shell
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Panpan

Is this suppose to be satire? It if is, maybe I'd give it a better review. But It wasn't clear to me and half way through the book it just seemed that it crossed the line into ridiculousness. Once I felt the book went there, it was really hard for me to enjoy it or look forward to finishing it.

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Sargar114
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Pickpick

This was my first experience reading Chuck Palahnuik and much like the women of this world, I‘m hooked. The detail in this book created a bizarre scene that only added to the quality of satire. A complicated look at feminism and sexuality.

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Sargar114
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1. Beautiful You (not quite finished but of the books I‘ve read, this is definitely my fave)
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2. Cross Her Heart
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3. Daisy Jones and the Six
#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary
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4. Goodreads I set 30...I‘m only at 6 so not doing great by any means...looking forward to some summer reading 😎

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Sargar114
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A little napjail reading

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I wonder if this is part of the satire...

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collegecatlady
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Honestly, if you don't love Palahniuk's satirical view on the world, you're doing something wrong. His writing, while definitely smut, conveys such deep truths about the human condition. You either love him or hate him and if you hate him, you're wrong.

andreadmw I've never read him. I like satire so maybe I should... 3y
collegecatlady @andreadmw It is satirical in a commentary on human beings as a whole. It is always very very sexual though so I'd skip it if that's not for you 3y
OSChamberlain Love your review 😂 I've never read him but he seems like my soulmate. 3y
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Kappadeemom
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Dang this book is weird 😂😂

mcipher Chuck is weird! 😝 3y
ErinGoBragh1011 I read this and thought it was the most insane book. He is one of my favorite authors but this book was awful. 2y
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Northerngrl
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Love the bargain tables... $3 ☺️

Jamesmelvinmitchell @Northerngrl welcome to Litsy. Have fun! 3y
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Reggie
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Lol, this one is a doozy that would have made any crazy Bond villain with hopes of world domination proud. You start off with a line of female sexual stimulant products so good, that they cause women to abandon the normalcy of life. Then think of all the repercussions. Chuck, as usual, gives us plenty to think about while making us laugh uncomfortably and say WTF!!!!!

kricheal I need to read this! I love Chuck! 3y
Reggie @kricheal it's pretty good. Over the top in the way we know Chuck can be. 3y
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Reggie
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Sorry its a day late. I had a very hard weekend. And up to tonight, I was pretty sad until....I picked up Beautiful You. Chuck uses the vagina as a device to make a point, a lot of them. Only half way through and the amount of vaginal action is Over. The. Top. I respect women, there's actually a feminist story in here, and the uncomfortable laughs are aplenty. As a gay man , vaginas aren't my thing. But they made me feel better. #thankvaginas

Cinfhen I've missed you all weekend! Sorry you had some rough/bad/sad days ☹️love your hashtag 😂😂😂I'm gonna be chortling all day💗 3y
Reggie @Cinfhen I went with my father on Saturday morning to have his dog, Sam, put down. He was very sick. It was so, so, hard to see my father, who never cries, cry so hard. Sam was 14, he was a great dog and was my dad's reading buddy. Rest in peace Sam. Between my Claire North induced reading slump and Sam, I needed this book. 3y
Cinfhen Crap, now I'm gonna be weepy all day😔I'm so sorry for your family's lost. Having to say goodbye is the most difficult task {{hugs to u & dad}} 3y
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Reggie Thank you @Cinfhen. 3y
LauraBeth Oh no - sorry to hear about your dad's dog, Sam 😔 but your vagina talk did make me laugh. 3y
rachellayown Sorry to hear. Sending thoughts your way. 3y
Bklover Sorry to hear - so hard losing your dad's buddy. Comfort to you both. 3y
Jas16 Oh I am so sorry 3y
Reggie @Jas16 @Bklover @rachellayown Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. @LauraBeth We needed the laugh. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I'm so sorry about your dad's dog and how he is grieving. I've never read Chuck but should to see what he's all about! 3y
Reggie @ValerieandBooks Thank you, we had a family dinner that night and told our favorite memories of him. Its still pretty fresh though. Chucks not for everyone but check out Invisible Monsters first which is one of my favorites of his, and is pretty tame compared to the rest. Should be noted that use of the word tame in previous sentence is used very loosely, lol. 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Just finished this one and WOW! Apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure! 😳😳😳 this book is very intense and stirs real fears into just watching commercials.

Reggie You have convinced me to give him another try. 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Reggie awesome! There are a couple of his books I didn't care for but this one I read in just under 7 hours. I couldn't stop lol 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Well over 1/2 way through. This book is insane!! If your heart and stomach can take the shock then read it! Holy 😱! I expected it to be a jaw dropping experience because that is what Palahniuk has mastered . But dear gawd! I can not wait to see how this ends!

Onceuponatime I thought this was so weird! What a crazy premise, isn't it? 😬 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Onceuponatime I love his books. It reminds me of Snuff but a dystopian version lol 3y
monkeygirlsmama I need to see if I have this one, I have several of his on my iBooks shelf. 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Not for the faint of heart but another exquisite read by the man who who defines the term shock value

CouronneDhiver Neat cover 3y
VeryLazyDaisy What a cool cover! 3y
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Soscha
Beautiful You | Chuck Palahniuk
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The unexpected autograph is always the best. This just arrived in my #bookcase.club subscription box.

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QuoteQueen
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Pickpick

Jaw dropping on several occasions. Reminded me of his earlier work. Loved the twists and turns this book took.

Sex witch, nanorobots, downfall of society...this is a unique read...that should probably not be read/discussed in polite company...people will think you are insane. 😂 Always the sign of a good Chuck P. book. Lol

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QuoteQueen @Shortstack I liked this one better than fight club 2! 3y
Shortstack @VeteransWife512 I have a signed copy! I should get around to reading it. Lol 3y
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QuoteQueen
Beautiful You | Chuck Palahniuk

My favorite time of the week is here...when the hubs has an appt and I get to read! *dances*

He has 2 this week so that's double the fun.

Time to see where this book goes...it already has me all: 😱😏😯😦😔😳😬😱🤔

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BookBoggart
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It's like 50 shades of grey with his business being in woman's pleasure toys. They are so good woman are dehydrating themselves and dying. Not to mention causing riots and man hating. #mostweirdbookiveverread I wtf'd pretty much through the whole damn thing! #muchlove #guiltypleasures #palaniukiscrazy #thisphotosaysalot

Vexingcircumstance That sounds way better than 50 Shades of Grey. 3y
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QuoteQueen
Beautiful You | Chuck Palahniuk

Another appt for the hubs, another hour to read for me!

90pages in! Woot!

It's roped me in since page one. 😊 Glad can find some time to read.

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QuoteQueen
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Sick toddler fell asleep on the way to my husband's VA appt (one that I don't need to be in!) so that means this stressed out #caregiver gets to read and listen to tunes in the car. Soooooooo need this!!!

To the book! 👆🏼

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QuoteQueen
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Starting this today. This tag line has me intrigued.

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SpikeyOrphan
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I dominantly really like Palahniuk's stuff. I find it just the right amount of gritty and believable that it makes me see the world differently and question things just a little more each time I read one of his works. However I'm not sure what is up with this one. He just seems to be hitting the reader over the head with satire to the point that the whole book kind of becomes simply ridiculous by the end.

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The_Literary_Jedi
Beautiful You | Chuck Palahniuk
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My favorite #indiebookstore is The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles on Spring Street. It's housed in an old bank building complete with vault, art gallery, music, book tunnel, various genre rooms, and the deeply satisfying rainbow shelves of the used book room. Gah! 💚💚💚🌟 #getindie

Sydsavvy Look at that, what a beauty!!!! 3y
[DELETED] 3558467437 Sounds so amazing. #jealous 3y
LauraJ This would be my book home if I didn't live so close to Skylight. 3y
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Onceuponatime
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So. Weird. I spent most of the book wondering what Palahniuk's creative/ story-writing process is like...Somehow he takes a bizarre idea, such as achieving world domination via sex toys, and makes it work. I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened, but it's a little "out there" for me.

Shortstack I love Palahniuk but his books have gotten increasingly lacking. I managed to choke down the abysmal Fight Club 2 and own this one but can't bring myself to start it. 4y
QuoteQueen Just finished this one & it reminded me of what it was like to read some of his earlier work. I had a good time with this one. It was totally out there but I liked where it went. The ending could have been better but the story overall was unique & bizarre! 3y
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Onceuponatime
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Just about to start this one. Palahniuk is always...interesting!