Adjustment Day

Adjustment Day

The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They?ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning. Adjustment Day, the author?s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahni The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. People pass the wo...

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Title:Adjustment Day
Author:Chuck Palahniuk
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Adjustment Day
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:316 pages pages

Adjustment Day Reviews

  • Ian
    Feb 26, 2018
    I've been a big Chuck P fan for quite some time now. I even caught him live at the Triple Rock for the "Snuff" tour. His last few books haven't grabbed me like "Rant," "Lullaby" or "Survivor" did. "Adjustment Day" is different. An interesting take on dystopia, fueled by the concept tha...
  • fortuna.spinning
    May 25, 2018
    ?If you can slash a tire, you can harvest an ear.? On a large scale the premise is so intriguing, but in execution, it?s a disorganized mess. With no distinct chapters, and a stupid number of characters (none of whom I cared lived, died, lost an ear, whatever), it was easy to ...
  • Derek Wolfgram
    Apr 08, 2018
    Palahniuk's best book since Lullaby. While the narrative is a bit jumbled, the paranoid libertarian fantasy world in the story is a brilliant extrapolation of today's political environment, and could only have been written by the author of Fight Club. Darkly funny and poignant. ...
  • Peter Derk
    May 24, 2018
    50 pages into this book, I was thinking, "Ah, Christ. So Mr. Palahniuk is weighing in on American politics too? Is fucking EVERYONE an expert now?" But then I read some more, and what he's doing is way more interesting. What I see happening on both sides of the real-world politi...
  • Vivek Tejuja
    Jun 07, 2018
    Let me very honest and tell you that I wasn?t all that excited when I heard of the new Palahniuk being released. I haven?t enjoyed his last couple of books and yet I was in a strange way looking forward to reading this one. At the same time, Palahniuk is not every reader?s cup...
  • Jim
    Feb 25, 2018
    I?ve not read much of Palahniuk?s work. In fact, I?ve only read Fight Club. So, when I got the chance to get my hands on an ARC of his new book, I didn?t hesitate. He?s a writer I?ve always wanted to explore more. But, man, what a drag this was. I really, REALLY enjoy t...
  • Drew
    Apr 05, 2018
    On the one hand, it's nice to have Chuck back and doing fiction. Not only that, he's doing fiction that doesn't rely on a gimmick like the last.... decade or so of his output. No disrespect to some of those books, but also some of them were garbage. On the other hand, it was hard to...
  • Dan
    May 27, 2018
    Maybe I'm just getting older, but it sure feels like Palahniuk gets worse and worse. I can't tell if this is supposed to be self-parody of its own failure to work as any sort of effective social satire. I think he's trying to outdo himself for being gross, offensive, and bizarre, but h...
  • Bill
    Jun 13, 2018
    Grilled peacock tongues, sweet smelling Shasta earplugs, brown recluse mush dick, buckets of spit, scary unbridled vajayjays, and the start of grouse hunting season. Palahniuk is a strange cat. I dig his work, but he seems to be a wee hit or miss. He can be absolutely brilliant and ...
  • Dany Salvatierra
    May 15, 2018
    1984 meets The Handmaid's Tale meets Fight Club. Classic Chuck is back. With a vengeance. ...
  • Ben Arzate
    Oct 03, 2018
    Full Review Adjustment Day is an entertaining satire of modern American politics, but a flawed one. Palahniuk throws some clever barbs at the zeitgeist and there are flashes of what made Fight Club such a beloved phenomenon. However, while I think this is a book worth reading, all i...
  • Allen Adams
    May 01, 2018
    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... America?s master of transgressive literary satire is back at it again. Chuck Palahniuk?s new novel ? his first in four years ? is ?Adjustment Day,? a bleak look at the potential future implied by the logical (and not-so-logical...
  • John Ferrigno
    May 19, 2018
    Adjustment Day feels like the book Chuck Palahniuk's entire career has been leading up to. This novel is very much of the moment, a scathing satire of current American society, our modern climate brought to the extreme and turned on its head. While it is filled with the types of the...
  • Mark
    Apr 05, 2018
    This is the first Palahniuk book I read (he's been on my wish list for years), so I can't compare it to the others. But I enjoyed it. The Adjustment Day of the title is a day of revolution in which the masses rise up against authority figures of all sorts: politicians, media, and acade...
  • Chris Berko
    May 22, 2018
    After first reading Fight Club in 1998 Chuck P has been one of my favorite authors. I've read all of his first eight books at least twice and most of them three or four times. Unfortunately he has been hit or miss since those, and this one is undoubtedly a miss. It probably would have ...
  • Charity
    May 07, 2018
    This book is over-the-top, unstructured, outrageous, graphic, vulgar, offensive, and pure Chuck Palahniuk. If you have read his books, then you know what to expect and this book has it in spades. I really want to give this Four Stars, but I felt that the choppy and all-over-the-place n...
  • Brendan
    Jul 19, 2018
    3.5 It's nice to have another Chuck Palahniuk novel on the shelf and a book that has a lot of ideas like Fight Club all those years ago. The problem I have with the book is that it simply went nowhere. Fight Club 2 was another missed opportunity, that I felt was rushed and just did...
  • Yvette Lavanchy
    May 31, 2018
    Adjustment Day was a big disappointment. I never really got the plot, there was just too many subplots and characters. I also didn?t understand where he referenced his own works ?Fight Club? and even his own name in comparison of other books like Dead Poets Society, Gone with the...
  • Uriel Perez
    Feb 21, 2018
    I?m pleased to report a few months ahead of the scheduled publication date that this is classic Chuck; back with enough here to shock, offend and make us laugh all the same. The book follows a plot to completely upend the U.S. government and re-invent the nation into some Libertarian...
  • Jilly
    Jul 06, 2018
    I LOVED Fight Club. Of course, I only saw the movie and didn't read the book. Totally brilliant! So, when I saw this, I thought I would be blown away and that there would be some awesome twisty stuff. But, neither of those things happened. It was disappointing. The set-up is a c...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Apr 04, 2018
    "Drugs are popular because they give the user a window of madness or illness that can be scheduled. Unlike sickness, drugs can synchronize the infection, derangement, and recuperation of a group of people." Adjustment Day is a modern reinvention of Project Mayhem that takes over the...
  • Kenneth Wade
    Oct 02, 2018
    Unique, interesting dystopian with well-written characters. This book really makes you think (and also laugh, as it is a satire), but it?s definitely not for the faint of heart. It also probably could have stood a bit of trimming because it feels overly long at times. 3.75 out of ...
  • Amanda NEVER MANDY
    Jul 02, 2018
    When I see the words REDUCED SODIUM printed on a label I know the contents are going to be bland and flavorless. The manufacturer might try to supplement the missing ingredient with other spices and whatnot in a pathetic attempt to trick the taste buds into believing this shit is good ...
  • Roy
    Jul 28, 2018
    This took me a week to read. I feel like he can be either amazing or pretty average. This dystopian style novel is very close to home ie USA. I felt like its tongue in cheekiness was too silly and over the top. The writing is top notch at times and I give him 2 stars for this. However ...
  • Alicia
    Jul 14, 2018
    God, it's hard to watch the statues of your literary gods crumble. It pains me to say this, as I usually love Chuck, but hell, this was dismal. I can't say enough what a stinking, poorly written, rambling pile of shit this is. It's not because it's satire, nor is it because it's offens...
  • Rachel Christine
    May 16, 2018
    ? ? ? I am a big fan of Palahniuk's earlier works (Invisible Monsters, Fight Club, Lullaby) and had the opportunity to meet him at a book signing for this release. I had high expectations going into this book, and while I did like it, there were several parts of it that just di...
  • Jamesboggie
    May 27, 2018
    Adjustment Day is like the idiot child of Fight Club. It is a bigger, stupider, shallower imitation for the Internet age. That might seem unfairly harsh, but is impossible to avoid comparing Adjustment Day to Fight Club. Palahniuk does it himself in book, when he outright asserts th...
  • Supreeth
    Sep 28, 2018
    I think you need a certain mood to read Palahniuk, I definitely didn't have that whatever mood that is when this book got out. But it's not late anyway, 2018 is still on ! I'd saved Lullaby and Survivor for future days because his later books seemed more of gibberish poppycock than any...
  • Lydia
    May 04, 2018
    Invisible Monsters is my favorite Chuck Palahniuk book. I feel as though listing your favorite Chuck P book is the proper way to start a review of one of his other works, so people can understand the lens through which you?re viewing it. Adjustment Day is the perfect rebuttal to ...
  • Marta Black
    Jul 30, 2018
    Lots of independent stories build to one fantastic outcome. For those who want to follow one protagonist's journey, this is not the book. But if you appreciate an unfolding story from multiple viewpoints, it's fascinating. It's a book designed for thought. Wonderfully relevant. ...