Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Page Count: 179
The Gist: Like Woody Allen, Chuck Palahniuk churns out a book nearly every year, each with a title so punchy—Choke!, Rant!, Snuff!—that they’re hard to keep straight. And like Woody Allen, fewer and fewer people people seem to be taking his work all that Read More
A Bronx English teacher has been suspended after assigning his students a Chuck Palahniuk story in which the protagonist masturbates with a carrot.
The Post writes that Greg Van Voorhis, aka “Mr. V,” had a “reputation for pushing the envelope”–which can hardly surprise the reader once they’ve seen a photo of Mr. Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a Read More
Emotionally misshapen losers are taking over contemporary literature!
Just kidding. Those guys have been running the show for centuries. But it does seem like every other literary novel that comes out these days has at its center some variation on the classic antihero—a character whose flaws are worn plainly if not Read More
Chris Ayres of Britain’s The Times had an interesting interview with gross-out/thriller author extraordinaire Chuck Palahniuk in the Portland, Ore., airport’s burger joint. The Fight Club author discussed his new book, Snuff, which was released on May 20 by Doubleday. It was inspired by a porno, The World’s Biggest Gangbang. In the movie, a lady Read More
Welcome to summer, New York! And what a lovable, stinking mess you are! No one knows if we’re rich or poor, if we should say “I do” or “I don’t think so,” if we should force ourselves to read about the ethnic strife in Macedonia or force ourselves to read James Wolcott’s furry Read More