Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters

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There is a sort of offensiveness towards both men and women in Invisible Monsters. Laurie Vickroy says, "Palahniuk demystifies contemporary culture in hilarious descriptions of cosmetic surgery… His stories reveal the emptiness of a world that externalize desire so that people purchase objects or create images they think will fulfill it" (155). Shannon's feminine body is nothing but a commodity. Her brother does a trans-gender operation to deal with capitalism hegemony. Man and woman are nothing but commodities on the authority of consumer America. Shannon says, "You have to keep recycling yourself. Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I have ever known" (Palahniuk, "Invisible Monsters" 104). According to Invisible

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