Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a law firm with no love life. So it comes as a shock when she's invited to dinner by C. Linus Maxwell, a mega-billionaire. After dinner, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris where Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the development of new sex toys. So effective are these devices that women lock themselves in their room and stop coming out...
©2014 Chuck Palahniuk (P)2014 Recorded Books Inc
"Palahniuk continues to push limits... His cheeky wit is at its best in this grotesque novel" (Publishers Weekly)
On the one hand, I really enjoyed this and zipped through the story - a sure sign it is going well. At times though, some of the things happening had me shaking my head. I'm no prude, but some of the occurrences seem to be titillation for its own sake and distracted to a point from the bigger, excellent political message which is delivered with Chuck's characteristic aplomb. Great listen, great warning and slight on our consumer culture, but too often succumbs to its pulpy side.
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