Books by Chuck Palahniuk

CHUCK PALAHNIUK's six novels are the bestselling Diary, Lullaby, and Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher; Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, Fugitives and Refu


DOOMED by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"If you only read one book this year about a dead teenager posting on message boards about playing supernaturalist and tempting Satan's wrath, let it be this one."
Well, what do you know? Little Maddy Spencer got out of Hell. God help us all. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE MONSTERS REMIX by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2012

"Not worth replacing your old paperback, but a nice collector's item for Palahniuk's cult."
Palahniuk (Damned, 2011, etc.) plays literary DJ, revisiting and updating his 1999 novel Invisible Monsters. Read full book review >
DAMNED by Chuck Palahniuk
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

As the provocative novelist probably intended, reading this book is hell.

Through 11 previous novels (Tell-All, 2010, etc.), the author who first achieved notoriety through the movie adaptation of his Fight Club debut (1996) has continued to mix edgy humor with sharp social commentary while flirting with taboo. Read full book review >

TELL-ALL by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2010

"Those who aren't sure what they're in for with Palahniuk won't want to start here."
Beneath the glamour of Hollywood lies an ineffable sadness, a commonplace notion that this occasionally amusing novel both belabors and mocks. Read full book review >
PYGMY by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Stylistically exhilarating but not for every taste."
A series of dispatches written in fractured and occasionally hilarious English suck readers into the mind of exchange student and would-be terrorist Pygmy. Read full book review >
SNUFF by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"The sordidness might appeal to the Palahniuk's cult following, but it won't extend it."
The notorious novelist's excursion into the world of porn might well be his most moralistic work to date. Read full book review >
RANT by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Not for everyone, but readers who like to walk on the novelist's wild side will rave."
Viciously incisive and lethally funny social commentary in a novel cast as an oral biography. Read full book review >
HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk
THRILLERS
Released: May 17, 2005

"Stomach-churning horror that takes a bit too much joy in its diabolic machinations."
A writers' retreat turns out to be more hellish than its participants would have imagined. Read full book review >
STRANGER THAN FICTION by Chuck Palahniuk
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 15, 2004

"Dolorous yet exhilarating dispatches from the edge."
Palahniuk takes a break from his pitch-black, apocalyptic fiction (Diary, 2003, etc.) and spins a few yarns about real people—some not insane or suffering from a debilitating illness. Read full book review >
DIARY by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"A loose-limbed nightmare both vaporous and all-enveloping: awe-inspiring."
Failed artist becomes wife of carpenter on picturesque island—then, in Palahniuk's remarkable sixth novel (after Lullaby, 2002), everything goes to hell. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 8, 2003

"For Palahniuk, the more acute the angle the better, but his is another solid entry in the Crown Journey series, with its premium on deep-dish subjectivity."
Novelist Palahniuk (Lullaby, 2002, etc.) squires readers through Portland at its outlandish best. Read full book review >
LULLABY by Chuck Palahniuk
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Outrageous, darkly comic fun of the sort you'd expect from Palahniuk."
The latest comic outrage from Palahniuk (Choke, 2001, etc.) concerns a lethal African poem, an unwitting serial killer, a haunted-house broker, and a frozen baby. In other words, the usual Palahniuk fare. Read full book review >
CHOKE by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Palahniuk is a cheerful nihilist with a mordant wit and a taste for scatological humor. Fair warning: some may find his language and imagery offensive."
The author of Fight Club (1996) takes as the hero of his fourth novel an unlovable loser who doesn't blame Mom. Read full book review >
SURVIVOR by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

A morbidly fascinating black fantasy about a young cult member's rise to fame and his fall from grace, written by West Coast novelist Palahniuk (Fight Club, 1996). Read full book review >

FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"This brilliant bit of nihilism succeeds where so many self-described transgressive novels do not: It's dangerous because it's so compelling."
Brutal and relentless debut fiction takes anarcho-S&M chic to a whole new level—in a creepy, dystopic, confrontational novel that's also cynically smart and sharply written. Read full book review >