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Janelle's Horror Book of the Week- June 16th, 2021




Hey kittens! Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are having a great week. I’ve been saturated with migraines the past couple of weeks, but fear not, I got my headache shots Friday. Yay me! Anyway, I decided to pick a throwback to one of the most interesting authors I’ve ever read, Mr. Chuck Palahniuk.

Thus far, I have read Rant, Fight Club, Haunted, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, Choke, Snuff, The Invention of Sound, and Adjustment Day. If there is one I haven’t read that I absolutely NEED to, then drop the title in the comments.

Today is Haunted day. Palahniuk writes in a no-holds-barred kind of way. And, as far as this is concerned, Haunted is exceptional. Haunted is a short story collection, where I will admit, some stories are better than others, that will stay under your skin. Palahniuk’s writing is a visceral experience that I’m not sure some readers would like. He’s unapologetic in disgusting, dark humor, and inappropriate characters. In Haunted, I laughed, I gasped, and almost vomited in my mouth. I enjoyed every cringeworthy minute of it.

If you have a weak stomach or get easily offended, I would not read Haunted. If you still want to read a Palahniuk book, may I suggest Fight Club, Rant, Choke, or Lullaby. But Haunted is in my top three when it comes to Palahniuk. There is no one else like him. 

Until next time. Toodles!

Hi, my name is Janelle! I am a voracious reader, freelance writer, and reviewer. Currently, I write for Tor Nightfire and Cemetery Dance. I enjoy reading books from all types of genres, however, I do have my favorites. My first and forever true loves are horror, thriller, and true crime. I read my first Stephen King book at age seven and I’ve never looked back. In addition to books, I enjoy art, coffee, and all things animals. I am a firm believer that animals are better than people and deserve this planet more than we do. I am a true crime sleuth and a dilettante puzzle solver. I currently reside in Northern California with my husband, two kittens, and an oversized puppy.

Janelle Janson @ She Reads with Cats 


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