Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday, January 14

Pgymy by Chuck Palahniuk

It may not be Wednesday everywhere in the world yet but I'm halfway through mine! (Jill at Breaking The Spine hosts 'Waiting On' Wednesday every week.)

One book I'm desperately waiting on is Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk. I'm a huge Palahniuk fan... let's just say I'd do anything to get my hands on a copy of this.

From the publisher's website:

“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc.”

Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the United States, disguised as exchange students, to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates us with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire of an American xenophobia that might, in fact, be completely justified. For Pygmy and his fellow operatives are cooking up something big, something truly awful, that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees.

It's a comedy.

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk is set to be released on May 5, 2009.

What book are you desperately waiting on?


  1. Oh this one is exciting. :O

    I love Palahniuk, too, but I've fallen behind lately. :(

  2. Did you see Choke? I haven't watched it yet :(

  3. I've read a bit of palahniuk...i like him too. I'm so stoked for this book. it sounds great, and was one of my picks last week.


  4. I've added you to my list. :) A link exchange would be awesome.

  5. I am desperately waiting for Tithe by Holly Black and for Stephanie Meyer to change her mind and finish Midnight Sun.

  6. Great review! I'm going to be looking forward to reading this.
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