I realized I’ve only been putting up 5-star reviews, so I decided to even it out with a one-star review. I very, very rarely give out one-star reviews, because I know just how hard it is to write and my opinion is just that: an opinion. I feel like some reviewers seem to think that their opinions are fact, but I know my one opinion isn’t going to change the fact that this is a best selling book, but in case you don’t like it either, we can find something in common.
I give this book a one-star review because while it is very well written, I hate the main character. On top of that, I felt like Palahniuk is just trying to go for a jaw drop factor on every page, which to me gets tiresome after a while. Honestly halfway through I had to DNF because I saw no character arc or any point to the story in the first place.
In the end, I think that Choke is for a certain kind of reader and I’m not the target. I like my hero or even anti-heroes to have more redeeming characteristics and a more obvious plot line. I don’t want to just be grossed out every page.