I stumbled upon this book when I was a sophomore in High School, at that time I was pretty burnt out on reading… constantly having to read things assigned by school and that were not stimulating nor sparking my own interest. Chuck Palahniuk can be credited with reinvigorating my interest in reading. His books were filled with gore, death, cults, drugs…. And they were funny and everything in it was weird (like me!). He showed me that there was a whole different side to literature; a side that I could relate to and a side that I could enjoy. I then became a fanatic and read everything written by him and spent time trying to find other writers with similar styles…. And the rest is history.