If you're a fan of horror fiction, I would recommend this book, but not for younger readers. The setting is claustrophobic, the characters insane, and the stories gruesome, disturbing and brilliant.
This was the first book I've read by Palahniuk, and although I'm interested to read some of his other titles, I have to admit there were some parts of this book that I couldn't really get behind. In reference to the characters' actions, I was often left with the thought "Why are they doing this?" It's not one of my favourite horror novels, but it's nice to read a decent piece of horror fiction by someone other than Stephen King.