I think this is the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. This book was particularly hard to stomach and yes there’s a joke in there somewhere. Having read a few of Miller’s books I’m starting to get used to his style and content but this one was more intense than the previous books. It focuses around the Country Club which isn’t your average sport and lunch facility. It’s a club for the hard-core lovers of pain and deviant pursuits. The fact that it is exclusively a ladies’ club makes it a little more gruesome.
Not giving any spoilers away because that wouldn’t do the book justice but if you like to be shocked, go ahead and read. If you find extreme slasher horror funny, settle down with the book but if you really enjoy stepping out of your comfort zone and you have your big boy of big girl panties on check out the audio version, just don’t listen to it around other people.
The thing I really enjoy about Miller’s unique style of writing is his ability to make situations that are extremely uncomfortable feel normal. You don’t get a chase and hunt because of the setting and that allows you to focus on the ongoing story through the eyes of characters who are not distorted by fear.