Rant is the oral history of one Buster 'Rant' Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, detractors, lovers and relations have their say on the man who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time. Rant is a darkly glittering anti-hero whose recreational drug of choice is rabies, and whose own personal Viagra is the venom of a black widow spider. He soon leaves his half-feral hometown for the big city, where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. On designated nights, the Party Crashers chase each other in cars in the hope of a collision, and all the while Rant, the 'superspreader', transmits his lethal disease...
Rant is fast and true...and so funny that your facial muscles soon tire
This is a wonderful book and the author is never short of wonderful ideas - they fizz from every page. Palahniuk's world might be a freak-show, but it's one that makes a disturbing amount of sense
Palahniuk's fiction shows a rare bravery and occasionally hits true brilliance. Rant may not only be his best book yet, but the best by any novelist in some time
The twisted genius behind Fight Club delivers another literary gem... It's a deranged, hiliarious and unique novel
It's a sort of Fight Club on wheels... When Palahniuk puts his foot on the throttle and pulls all the various voices towards a spectacular conclusion, in every sense, Rant quickly becomes a definite scream
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