Snowmobiles of Doom

April 25, 2009

“Every generation wants to be the last.” That is one of the many mantras repeated throughout Lullaby (like I said before, Palahniuk’s literary strategies would fall flat from the pen of a lesser writer). I hear that aphorism, and I can’t help but think of snowmobiles in Yellowstone, four wheelers through national parks. Maybe we do want to destroy the world, to trundle through the trees and undergrowth belching smoke and sound, to make such a deep and indelible mark on a place that others have to notice. We want to intrude on their experiences, now and for the forseeable future.

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