Before the story even begins, Chuck Palahniuk places a "caution, proceed at your own risk" warning. Already, curious readers can't help but turn to the next page to figure out why he begins with a warning. It turns out the caution is apt because after the first chapter, you enter the mind of Victor Mancini. The story is told through his eyes and who he is and what he has to say is not very pleasant. This troubled twenty-something sex addict is just trying to get through his life. He habits and behaviors are despicable, but his intentions are, for the most part, good. Palahniuk is a sarcastic and edgy humorist who doesn’t seem to mind getting a little dirty to remind us that humans want to be wanted and want to be needed.
One last warning: Not suitable for children or adults without a satirical sense of humor.