[POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD] I've seen Fight Club, and have never read the book (which kind of makes me sad, but I have a real hard time reading a book after seeing the movie adaptation), which lead me to read some other Chuck Palahniuk books, starting with Pygmy, then Diary (without being able to complete it) and eventually stopping at Survivor. I tried my best to like this book, I really did. But the more Chuck Palahniuk I read, the less interested I become with his style. Without spoiling much of the story, Survivor talks about a man named Tender Branson, who comes from a very secretive cult that raises children and sells them off as 'slaves' into the real world, where they believe their cause in life is to work away at home chores, tiding beds and decorating flowers. The initial problem that struck me with this book is how the repetitions give you a hard time enjoying the actual story. This book could have been summarized in much less than what it is. I think the story itself is intriguing, and at some points Chuck really is funny. Many parts, however, felt as much of a chore for me as cleaning semen stains from clothes must have been for Tender. Over all, this is probably the last Chuck Palahniuk book I'll be reading in a while, not because I hate the stories - which are VERY creative - but because once you've read one book of his, you've basically read them all. The same nihilist/cynical tone goes throughout the entire book, and gives the reader no space to relax and digest whatever is going on. In Pygmy, Chuck relentlessly quotes tyrants, talks about Tank and gun models and recites the entire periodic table. In Diary, he continuously talks about mixing drinks, pills and such. In here, it's all about Tender knowing how to remove the toughest stains from fabric, and other uninteresting (if real at all) facts. I'd give it 3/5 stars for compelling story. I also liked the ending. Survivor had a lot of potential, but due to Chuck refusing to evolve his writing style in any of his books, it becomes tiresome to read after a few pages.