Search Results: "Chuck Palahniuk"


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BEAUTIFUL YOU by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"By Palahniuk's standards, this is actually a subtle and empathic piece of work."
Less macho than most of Palahniuk's work, this Cinderella-with-sex-toys parable is the transgressive writer's attempt at a feminist (or post-feminist) novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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MAKE SOMETHING UP by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Pathos and panic and penitence from one of the darkest and most singular minds in contemporary American lit."
Palahniuk (Beautiful You, 2014, etc.) comes roaring back from a stretch of experimentalism with 23 tales celebrating his ongoing affection for the macabre.Read full book review >

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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 >

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HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SURVIVOR by Chuck Palahniuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Brilliant, engrossing, substantial, and fun: Palahniuk carves out credible, moving dramas from situations that seemed simply outlandish and sad on the evening news. (Author tour)"
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 >

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DAMNED by Chuck Palahniuk
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The novel sustains a consistency of narrative voice, but there is little plot or momentum, until it climaxes at the end with a power play, identity transformation and O. Henry-ish twist, followed by the most frightening of all possible promises: 'To be continued…'"
As the provocative novelist probably intended, reading this book is hell. Read full book review >