It's questionable whether his books are particularly encouraging, but this is vintage Palahniuk.
The author of The Fight Club [which is alluded to in this book] has written another funny but very dark piece of fiction. The premise is almost the opposite of Facebook. You nominate people onto 'The List' that you dislike. If those people continue to be nominated by others, they stay on 'The List' while those that don't, drop off. Meanwhile a chain of people is forming, linked together by the secrecy of 'The List's' intended use. The people on 'The List' are in big trouble and the outcome of Adjustment Day is explored. The sort of book that makes you squirm and laugh at the same time. David
People pass the word only to those they trust most- Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious blue-black book and memorising its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.
In this ingeniously comic work, Chuck Palahniuk's first novel in four years, he does what he does best- skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates a new, disunited states.
In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.