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ISBN13: 9780307389817
ISBN10: 0307389812
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The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park — Chuck Palahniuk's finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.

"Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc."

Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the United States, disguised as exchange students, to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates us with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire of an American xenophobia that might, in fact, be completely justified. For Pygmy and his fellow operatives are cooking up something big, something truly awful, that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees.

Its a comedy. And a romance.

Review:

"In a time of justifiable concern about terrorism, Palahniuk has written a hilarious novel about an unlikely terrorist cell....[He] leaps over the line of good taste — and lands squarely on his feet." Booklist

Synopsis:

Palahniuk (Fight Club) depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of Pygmy, a thoroughly indoctrinated little killer who hates America with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire.

Synopsis:

A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc.

Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange students. Living with American families to blend in, they are planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this indoctrinated little killer in a cunning double-edged satire of American xenophobia.

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Chuck Palahniuk's nine novels are the bestselling Snuff; Rant; Haunted; Lullaby; Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher; Diary; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; and Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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ceciliah, April 28, 2010 (view all comments by ceciliah)
This book had me from the start; intriguing in the viewpoints of all the characters of the 'American way of life' plus laugh out loud funny! This is an eye-opening account of a group of high school students from an anonymous 'Third World' country brought over by a local church to attend an American school for six months. Little do the American host families realize about these 'poor, underfed, ignorant urchins' is that these kids are a group of highly trained and lethal band hand picked to initiate "Operation Havoc" during their stay.

I admit I have not read a Palahniuk book before this one but I'm glad to have picked this as one of his books to read. It is a short book written as a diary and once I started reading it I had a hard time stopping until the end...and a surprise ending it was indeed.

Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307389817
Author:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.88x5.50x.76 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Anchor - English 9780307389817 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In a time of justifiable concern about terrorism, Palahniuk has written a hilarious novel about an unlikely terrorist cell....[He] leaps over the line of good taste — and lands squarely on his feet."
"Synopsis" by , Palahniuk (Fight Club) depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of Pygmy, a thoroughly indoctrinated little killer who hates America with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire.
"Synopsis" by , A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc.

Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange students. Living with American families to blend in, they are planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this indoctrinated little killer in a cunning double-edged satire of American xenophobia.

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