Before I begin, I would prefer to give a bit of my background. I have been following Chuck since 2003, and have a 1/1 (1st edition 1st printing) signed of all his books (Random side note: if anyone is interested in having your books singed, and can not make the book Tour, go to Chuck's webpage and there is a link to a book store called St. Helen's Bookstore. He will go their a few times a year to sign books). The purpose of the latter setence is not to brag, but to explain just how much of a fan I am.
I believe that fans need to realize that Chuck will probably never write another Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, or Survivor. The reason I believe the latter is that the basis for those books were in his head for decades. He is now publishing a book once a year, but it takes time for the book to be edited, published, distributed, etc. My point is that how much actual time is he putting into his newer novels? Personally, I feel very little, and it shows in certain books.
Also, people need to realize that Chuck's style has completely changed starting around Haunted. At his point in his career we all know what we are going to get American satire. Personally, I continue to read to see how he delivers his message. I agree with another reviewer that Chuck is trying to experiment with different styles of writing. In Haunted each chapter had a poem about a character, followed by their back story, then interwoven into the actual story. There was no actual narrator in Rant, instead it was a collection of people giving telling their stories of the main character (IMO this is his most underrated book, and is in my Top 3). Snuff, didnt Chuck just use this style of story telling in Rant? Pygmy, I will say that it took me a while to get use to the style of writing, but once you get use the style of writing the book is a piece of art.
Tell All seems to be written as a screenplay. This is the first time that I have ever been bored reading one of his books. For those who thought Pygmy was a tough read, Tell All is a lot harder. Also, I feel Chuck really messed up by using names in the bold face that most generations have no idea who they are.
In conclusion, if you have never read Chuck, then this should not be the first book of his you read. For all the die hard Chuck fans out there, this book is terrible, and I have never said that about any of his books. I am guessing that since he is putting out a book a year he might be under some type of contract. However, if he is not, then he needs to take some time off, and regroup. I know that he will never write material like he did in the beginning, but not to long ago he wrote Rant, which shows he still has something left.