Chuck Palahniuk

Discussion in 'Fiction' started by Buritos, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. Buritos

    Buritos Member

    He wrote Fight Club.
    I got a loan of Fight Club and Choke,and am about halfway through Choke at the moment. He's a great writer. Really good style..and his characters are..interesting.

    Oh Denny!
  2. Ann-Akim

    Ann-Akim Member

    Yeah, are these books the only Palahnuiks books you know?
    I like him.
  3. Buritos

    Buritos Member

    They are indeed. His new book is supposedly good though,yes? Haunt I think it's called. I haven't read it.
  4. siimon palsy

    siimon palsy Member

    I haven't been able to read Haunt yet but I hear it is excellent. I think I am only missing three books of his and I've read all but two. They are all so amazing in their own way. I love that man...
  5. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    he is very good
    but after reading a few books of his I started to tire of him
    I think Fight Club and Invisible Monsters (his first two) are the best
    although, I haven't read Survivor...
  6. Buritos

    Buritos Member

    I'm gonna read all of his books,just because they're so easy to read. So dark and thrilling and..compelling and everything.
  7. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    yeah, he does have a simple vocabulary :p
  8. he has a really neat style of writing
  9. HungryJoe

    HungryJoe Member

    Survivor was the first book of his that I read, it wasn't too bad but then I picked up Fight Club. That took me an afternoon to read, it was an amazing book.
  10. gandhiwars

    gandhiwars Member

    I think I've read everything he has written except for one of the non-fiction books he wrote.
    But yes i think Fight Club and Invisible Monsters are his two best books. But Survivor and Choke are both very imaginative. I also enjoyed Diary a lot. I think Chuck did well with his book design on that book cover. Lullabye is an interesting book- different then his others. Clever as usual but he uses magic in it.
    Haunted is my least favourite fiction book by him. I thought it was rubbish.
    As far as non-fiction:
    Stranger then Fiction (No, not the new Will Farrel movie) is really good. It is several short stories about things he has done, seen, or been told. You can see where Chuck gets a lot of his ideas.

    Fugitives and Refugees I have not read.

    The man is not a genius. But he has one damn good imagination, he is clever, funny, and has a dark view of reality. I love him.
  11. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    I would disagree

    and I would say that his imagination is what makes him a genius

    he thinks of things that noone else does
  12. gandhiwars

    gandhiwars Member

    Well you and I have different definitions of Genius.
    But that isn't an important argument.
  13. teh-horace

    teh-horace for your pleasure

    I just finished Survivor, like, real time, probably 5 minutes ago I just put it down.
    Throughout that whole book I really felt for the narrator, Tender.

    I went through his whole life...from the beginning to the end. I feel like I just read a 289 page fictional obituary that really left me shocked and awed. I sort of felt vile in a positive way and relieved in a negative way.

    It was awesome...

    Now onto Invisible Monsters! Then Haunted! Then Lullaby!

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