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Biography: Chuck Palahniuk


"I don’t care what they do with my book so long as the flippin check clears."

Chuck Palahniuk is a contemporary American author who is best known for his first published novel Fight Club from 1996, which picked up cult status after the release of the movie in 1999. He has a reputation for shocking his readers, and has become increasingly popular since his initial success, with a huge centralised fan base on the internet. His novels often reference actual and made up urban legends.

Book review: <i>Snuff</i> by Chuck Palaniuk


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If this was any less erotic, grandparents would be involved. (The fact that the author failed to include any was most likely an accident.)

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Book review: <i>Rant: An Oral History of Buster Casey</i> by Chuck Palahniuk


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If this was a car, it would be going cheap—a DeLorean someone died in. Pay cash, clean it yourself.

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Book review: <i>Invisible Monsters</i> by Chuck Palahniuk


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In a world where beauty opens every door, can a person be brave enough to be everything they don’t want to be?

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Book review: <i>Choke</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



Ever wondered about the motivations of a screwed up sex addict with a penchant for making people feel needed and a need to be loved? Choke is a tale of addiction, mothers, best friends, faking the eighteenth century, and weird doctors—with a little bit of religion thrown in.

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Book review: <i>Survivor</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



Flight 2039 has a couple of hours before it crashes into the earth. And on that flight is a man, recording his life story into the black box.

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Book review: <i>Survivor</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



Flight 2039 has a couple of hours before it crashes into the earth. And on that flight is a man, recording his life story into the black box. Chuck Palahniuk at his finest.

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Book review: <i>Fugitives and Refugees</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



If this was a Lonely Planet guide to Portland, Oregon, it would be the SHEEZY.

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Book review: <i>Lullaby</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



They say that the first sentence of a novel is the most important; most people who pick a book up in a bookstore will head straight to the first page to see what the sentence is as a judgment of whether to read it or not. And I tell you, Chuck Palahniuk is the master of the first sentence. And paragraph, for that matter. You are completely sucked in before you know what’s what.

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Book review: <i>Diary</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



I admit I started reading Diary based exclusively on the fact that it was written by Chuck Palahniuk, having previously read and enjoyed Fight Club some years ago. I had no idea of the story. But I’ll tell you something... I was hooked from the first page.

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Book review: <i>Survivor</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



You know when you read a novel and get disappointed particularly because the blurb made it sound so damn great?!?

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Book review: <i>Non-Fiction</i> by Chuck Palahniuk



If this was an autobiography, it would be effing awesome, but I’d also like to imagine that Chuck will always be too busy out there doing stuff to pen his own memoirs.

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