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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,050 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Klosterman Narrator: Annabella Sciorra, Scott Shepherd Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Austin, Texas, therapist Victoria Vick is contacted by a cryptic, unlikable man who insists his situation is unique and unfathomable. As he slowly reveals himself, Vick becomes convinced that he suffers from a complex set of delusions: Y__, as she refers to him, claims to be a scientist who has stolen cloaking technology from an aborted government project in order to render himself nearly invisible. He says he uses this ability to observe random individuals within their daily lives, usually when they are alone and vulnerable. Unsure of his motives or honesty, Vick becomes obsessed with her patient and the disclosure of his increasingly bizarre and disturbing tales. Over time, it threatens her career, her marriage, and her own identity.

Interspersed with notes, correspondence, and transcriptions that catalog a relationship based on curiosity and fear, The Visible Man touches on all of Chuck Klosterman’s favorite themes—the consequence of culture, the influence of media, the complexity of voyeurism, and the existential contradiction of normalcy. Is this comedy, criticism, or horror? Not even Y__ seems to know for sure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Richly drawn and dryly funny…Klosterman is terrifically expressive, funny company…Klosterman’s unique voice is never less than right out in the open.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “ The Visible Man is a rich, fast-paced and funny novel made to entertain lovers of literary metafiction, sci-fi and thrillers.” 

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Hidden beneath The Visible Man’s kaleidoscopic structure and high-wire stunts in an irrefutable narrative logic. And like Y__, Klosterman knows when to get out of the way…All fiction should be so sly.”


  • “Klosterman’s deadpan humor is on full display in this tour de force exploration of intimacy and voyeurism…A vibrant mix of thriller, sci-fi, and literary fiction genres.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cheryl | 2/18/2014

    " I used to think being invisible would be awesome. Now, not so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Herb | 2/15/2014

    " It thrilled quite fairly and entertained nicely. Some parts of the novel conveyed interesting parallels to Elie Wiesel's "A Mad Desire to Dance." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/27/2014

    " This book is pretty hilarious and not just a little unnerving. While the actual story being told is crazy, I am almost more impressed by Klosterman's ability to voice a rather sedentary middle aged woman - so lifelike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Remy Schor | 1/23/2014

    " I thought that this book was incredibly interesting. I think I prefer it to his first novel, but more for its peculiarity than for the actual writing. In fact, I think this novel will stay with me for awhile, because it is so weird and borderline disturbing. "

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