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Publisher Description

Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers.

Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song's lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the potential catastrophe if someone truly malicious finds out about the song. The only answer is to find and destroy every copy of the book in the country. Accompanied by a shady real-estate agent, her Wiccan assistant, and the assistant’s truly annoying ecoterrorist boyfriend, Streator begins a desperate cross-country quest to put the culling song to rest.

Written with a style and imagination that could only come from Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby is the latest outrage from one of our most exciting writers at work today.

Fiction & Literature
September 17
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Jsh_Yng ,

Another fantastic read.

Chuck is my favorite author, and I finally got around to reading this earlier work. It doesn't disappoint. While the plot is a little sillier than most of his others, the characters and writing style take center stage. I loved this one!!

Gxyvgj ,

Incredible book

Having been through at least half of Chuck Palaniuks books, I can safely say this one is my favorite. He has this way of making you think of something the entire time while in the mean time he is building up something much bigger in the background. From beginning to end it is addicting, incredibly intelligent and at the same time still very witty. I'd recommend this to literally anyone who is into a truly intriguing read

Adamjac78 ,

Great read

This is the first book I have read by the author, but it surly isn't the last. He has an amazing way of sucking you into the story and making you forget about the world around you.

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