Pygmy is one of Chuck Palahniuk's newer books, but it is not his newest. This book is nothing if not disappointing and those die-hard fans of Palahniuk will surely be let down once they have read this book. The whole idea for the book could have been something worth reading if it had not be written the way it was. I am all for things being different and unique, that's why Chuck Palahniuk has the giant cult following that he does, me being included. But his choppy, not quite using the right word, just makes this a hard to understand, confusing book. Even as the story goes on and you start to slowly think you might be understanding what the main character might actually be talking about, you still don't get everything and it just leads to a big headache and you wishing the story was actually shorter then the 241 pages that it is. For the short book that it is, it sure did take up quite a large amount of time for me to actually finish this book. You struggle through determining what the main character is just imagining and what is actually going on around him. This is definitely not one of Palahniuk's better books, not even remotely close.