I honestly never read more than those few pages, and so I feel like a bit of a dope telling you how kiff his writing is, but what I read I really enjoyed.
Chuck is also the writer of 'Fight Club'.
Here are a few quotes of his. Funny, depressing, and real.
People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
The most boring thing in the entire world is nudity. The second most boring thing is honesty.
It's not living alone if you keep a rifle under the bed.
With a gun stuck in your mouth and the barrel of the gun between your teeth, you can only talk in vowels.
Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero.