Note! Diary loosely falls into the modern horror genre, putting aside violence and shock tactics in favour of psychological scares and dark humour.
Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she’s now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn’t stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they’ve found on the walls of houses he remodeled.
Suddenly, though, Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting. Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity, she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives. What unfolds is a dark, hilarious story from America’s most inventive nihilist, and Palahniuk’s most impressive work to date.
Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born 1962) is an American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist. He is best known for the award-winning novel Fight Club, which was later made into a film directed by David Fincher. He lives near Vancouver, Washington.
Chuck Palahniuk. Wikipedia.
Photo: Chuck Palahniuk at the Roses and Shit Tour, Frederic Wood Theatre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Photo author: Michael G. Khmelnitsky. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.