“An irreverent satirical fantasy about a sudden and violent upheaval.… Think Tom Robbins channeling Jonathan Swift.” —David Takami, Seattle Times
Adjustment Day is an ingenious darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying the elites. Adjustment Day’s arrival makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.
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Bit of a slog
Adjustment Day wasn’t bad but I didn’t rip through it the way I have other Palahniuk novels. It was pretty slow going and the way main characters tied together was a little weak. Kinda meh.
This book is a total waste of time, and actually the first book I decided to stop reading. Pointless, redundant, and not nearly as clever as it hopes to be. I liked Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby, but this was just unreadable once the novelty of the concept and slim shock value wore off.