IM- How Fagotty is my favorite book?
seriously tho. i've looked and can't seem to find anything on this forum yet just pointing out the political and social commentary on homosexuality/transgenderism/bisexuality that is one of the major themes in IM. (besides good-ole Suzee's [url]http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/community/showthread.php?s=&postid=16319#post16319[/url])
after FC, i couldn't believe it was the same author.
(i felt like i was reading Margaret Cho on acid and/or tussin.)
the only other major political/social theme explored in the book has to do with conventional beauty, which is relational to the above themes.
i'm gonna get hell for saying this, but chuck is expressing in a very direct way (for a fiction writer) his fagotty-campy side here. and probably having a great time writing it (it was a hilarious book). another thing- it's was his first novel. then he went 180 and pulled Fight Club out of his brain. I think this was great catharsis for him and I'm glad I came along for the ride.
men don't talk about gender-role issues. women do. chuck is the first male author i've read that has really explored this intelligently in fiction. now that's an honest writer. that takes balls.
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