Diary

Diary

by Chuck Palahniuk (Author)

Synopsis

Diary takes the form of a 'coma diary' kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in hospital after a suicide attempt. Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at art school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she's been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid. Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he's refurbished and scrawling vile messages all over the walls. Angry homeowners are suing, and Misty's dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes. But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively. The canvases are taken away by her mother-in-law and her doctor, who seem to have a plan for Misty - and for all those annoying tourists...

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 02 Sep 2004

ISBN 10: 0099453983
ISBN 13: 9780099453987
Book Overview: The bestselling author of Fight Club continues his twenty-first century reinvention of the horror novel in this homage to Rosemary's Baby.

Media Reviews
His most scarily nihilistic and resonant book since Fight Club * Independent on Sunday *
Like a noxious Douglas Coupland, Palahniuk charts new-felt and totally contemporary categories of despair -- Ali Smith * Guardian *
A nihilistic masterpiece * NME *
Part Rosemary's Baby, part The Wicker Man... The shocks are shocking and the twists nice and taut * Time Out *
A truly terrifying horror story with some interestingly radical underpinnings * I-D *
Author Bio
Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and most recently Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.