Search Results: "Chuck Palahniuk"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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LULLABY by Chuck Palahniuk
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >