Chuck Palahniuk Writing Styles in Invisible Monsters

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The novel is written in the first person point of view. The narrator, Shannon McFarland, tells the story in a random fashion, beginning at the end and jumping around quickly throughout most of the story, coming back to the same place where she began. Shannon tells the reader from the beginning that she is not telling her own story, but that of Brandy Alexander, and that she intends to tell it as though it was written in a glamor magazine, perhaps one that she herself posed for during her short modeling career. Shannon is aware that this is a unique story; therefore, she wants it told in a unique fashion.

The point of view of this novel works because it focuses the attention of the reader on the narrator, Shannon, only to the point of sympathizing with her. The reader listens to her story, aware that...

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