4 Another darkly comic hit from the masteridiopath | 14/08/2009 | See all idiopath's reviews (6)If you've ever read any other Chuck P book (or seen the relatively faithful adaptation of his novel 'fight club') you'll know all about his dark sense of humour and sly escapist narratives. Pygmy is no different to his usual output and delivers his trade mark black humour with lots of reflection on american (or western) society.The book is written as a set of field reports from the central charachter who is a spy from an unamed totalitarian state, sent to the USA as an exchange student with plans to carry out 'operation havoc'. It follows his experience of contact with his host american family, american high school colleagues and life in the midwest in general.I'm sure any fan of Chuck's other output will love this book as it is surely another example of him at the peak of his form. If you haven't read any of his other novel's, I would suggest Choke, fight club, survivor or haunted as better places to start.The only issues that may put some people off the book is that it does include an episode of sexual violence and it is written in pigeon English. The pigeon English represents how the central charachter speaks and though annoying at first, it does quickly become very amusing.If you like your humour dark, you'll be hard pushed to beat this.