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"Romance" by Chuck Palahniuk

Has anyone read the new short story "Romance" by CP?

It came out in this month's Playboy (August 2011).

I found it interesting because:

-it did NOT start out with action

-the whole story was told in retrospect

I liked the story a lot, but not my favorite short story by CP. That would be "Mister Elegant".

I found "Romance" very funny and I assume that the piece was intentionally written as comedy. Unlike most of CP's fiction, it didn't have any moments of sincerity that made the reader feel empathy or sympathy for the narrator.

Thoughts?