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Format Type:Ebook
Author:Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher:Vintage Books, USA
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Number of Pages:253
Category:Essays, Fiction, Contemporary

Non-Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Non-Fiction Chuck Palahniuk s world has been well different from yours and mine The pieces that comprise Non Fiction prove just how different in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling Encounters with alternative culture heroes Marilyn Manson and Juliette Lewis the peculiar wages of fame attendant on the big budget film production of the movie Fight Club life as an assembly line drive train installer by day hospice volunteer driver by night the really peculiar lives of submariners the really violent world of college wrestlers the underground world of anabolic steroid gobblers the harrowing circumstances of his father s murder and the trial of his killer each essay or vignette offers a unique facet of existence as lived in and or observed by one of America s most flagrantly daring and original literary talents

Fight Club

Every weekend in basements and parking lots across the country young men with good white collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden projectionist waiter and dark anarchic genius And it s only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth


Victor Mancini a medical school dropout is an antihero for our deranged times Needing to pay elder care for his mother Victor has devised an ingenious scam he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants He then allows himself to be saved by fellow patrons who feeling responsible for Victor s life go on to send checks to support him When he s not pulling this stunt Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action visits his addled mom and spends his days working at a colonial theme park His creator Chuck Palahniuk is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve


Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft news feature After responding to several calls with paramedics he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died It s a culling song an ancient African spell for euthanising sick or old people Researching it he meets a woman who killed her own child with it accidentally He himself accidentally killed his own wife and child with the same poem twenty years earlier Together the man and the woman must find and destroy all copies of this book and try not to kill every rude sonofabitch that gets in their way i Lullaby i is a comedy drama tragedy In that order It may also be Chuck Palahniuk s best book yet


Haunted is a novel made up of stories twenty three of the most horrifying hilarious mind blowing stomach churning tales you ll ever encounter br br The stories are told by people who have all answered an ad headlined i Artists Retreat Abandon your life for three months i They are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of real life that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them br br But here turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world and where heat and power and most importantly food are in increasingly short supply And the more desperate the circumstances become the more desperate the stories they tell and the more devious their machinations to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play movie non fiction blockbuster that will certainly be made from their plight

Invisible Monsters Remix

Injected with new material and special design elements em Invisible Monsters Remix em fulfills Chuck Palahniuk s original vision for his novel turning a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry into an even more wildly unique reading experience Palahniuk s fashion model protagonist has it all boyfriend career loyal best friend until an accident destroys her face her ability to speak and her self esteem Enter Brandy Alexander Queen Supreme one operation away from becoming a bona fide woman Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book s characters Readers will jump between chapters reread the book to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact and decipher the playful book design embarking on a ride they ll never forget


Misty Wilmot has had it Once a promising young artist she s now stuck on an island ruined by tourism drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel Her husband a contractor is in a coma after a suicide attempt but that doesn t stop his clients from threatening Misty with lawsuits over a series of vile messages they ve found on the walls of houses he remodeled br br Suddenly though Misty finds her artistic talent returning as she begins a period of compulsive painting Inspired but confused by this burst of creativity she soon finds herself a pawn in a larger conspiracy that threatens to cost hundreds of lives What unfolds is a dark hilarious story from America s most inventive nihilist and Palahniuk s most impressive work to date


b A wild amphetamine ride through the vagaries of fame and the nature of belief San Francisco Chronicle b br br Tender Branson last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult is dictating his life story into Flight s recorder He is all alone in the airplane which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback But before it does he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child to an ultra buffed steroid and collagen packed media messiah Unpredictable and unforgettable Survivor is Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak a mesmerizing unnerving and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world


Buster Rant Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time A high school rebel Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short violent life


b From the master of literary mayhem and provocation a full frontal Triple X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before b br br Cassie Wright porn priestess intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication On camera With six hundred men i Snuff i unfolds from the perspectives of Mr Mr and Mr who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room This wild lethally funny and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing Who else could do it so well so unflinchingly and with such an incendiary you might say climax

Damned (Damned, #1)

The newest Palahniuk novel concerns Madison a thirteen year old girl who finds herself in Hell unsure of why she will be there for all eternity but tries to make the best of it br br The author described the novel as if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume And it s kind of like The Breakfast Club set in Hell

Diary, Snuff, Haunted, Fight Club, Survivor, Lullaby, Rant, Choke, Damned (Damned, #1), Invisible Monsters Remix