Waiting on Wednesday: Adjustment Day

Adjustment DayAdjustment Day By Chuck Palahniuk

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Science Fiction
Pages: 336 pages
Release Date: May 1st 2018
Publisher: W.W. Norton Company

Plot: The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.

Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:

Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them.

The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs.

A smile is your best bulletproof vest.

When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Why I Need This Book: So this is Chuck’s first novel in four years and that has me really excited. I’ve read a couple of books by Chuck and I’ve really enjoyed them. This book sounds super interesting and I’d like to give it a chance. Plus Chuck is going to be at Book Con so I might just end up picking it up there.

Have any of you guys gotten a chance to read this early? If not are you interested in picking this book up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait to start get it.


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