Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk

By Chuck Palahniuk

The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park—Chuck Palahniuk’s most interesting novel because the generation-defining Fight Club.

“Begins right here first account of operative me, agent quantity sixty seven on arrival Midwestern American airport larger _____ sector. Flight _____. Date _____. precedence venture best good fortune to accomplish. Code identify: Operation Havoc.”

Thus speaks Pygmy, one among a handful of teens from a totalitarian kingdom despatched to the USA, disguised as trade scholars, to reside with ordinary American households and mix in, all of the whereas making plans an unspecified act of big terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern lifestyles during the eyes of this completely indoctrinated little killer, who hates us with a fondness, during this crafty double-edged satire of an American xenophobia that will, in truth, be thoroughly justified. For Pygmy and his fellow operatives are cooking up anything significant, anything really lousy, that might convey this gigantic dumb state and its fats dumb population to their knees.

It’s a comedy. And a romance.

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Perhaps shake upright fist. Next then announce rescue arrived. Stern discipline operative me order command, ferment ignorant proles so sacrifice selves to action of glorious revolution. Prompt fellow passenger mutiny, savage overwhelm vehicle captain until jettison corrupt demagogy, crowd then seize helm—first of public conveyance, second of wayward national state. ” For official record, during escape host family residence, host sister and this agent did peer over sill of window, ogle assembly media parasites, ready equipments satellite broadcast and exploit events.

Brutal steel metal armored plated tanks, treads stop roll, cease rumble for reason two demented citizen silly embrace single youth on path. Crowd citizen roped aside, halt cheer. Hand halt whipping flags. Blue sky left silent so only witness foolish mouth of aberrant female clutching inhales while grinding self so fused to idiotic male and victim Oleg. That operative, agent 68, much assaulted with affectionate gesture, heavy violated utilizing caresses. Vast mighty display military machine power, straight driving phalanx, total interrupted.

5 inch. Operative heel immediate before clanking tread battle tanks. Boot of operative forever shadowed looming at back, tower above operative, FV101 Scorpion tank sourced Botswana. Amid din so numerous proud cheering citizen, hollering, pressed behind cordon rope as runners after marathon race so many million miles now no able break finish line. Panting citizen strain against cordon, hand grip rope, tilted forward until faces within parade. Citizen teeth and hair press among passing light autocannon.

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