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Stranger than Fiction Chuck Palahniuk s world has always been, well, different from yours and mine In his first collection of nonfiction, Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world, and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fictionAt the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula, Montana, average people perform public sex acts on an outdoor stage In a mansion once occupied by The Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson reads his own Tarot cards and talks sweetly to his beautiful actress girlfriend Across the country, men build their own full size castles and rocketships that will send them into space Palahniuk himself experiments with steroids, works on an assembly line by day and as a hospice volunteer by night, and experiences the brutal murder of his father by a white supremacist With this new direction, Chuck Palahniuk has proven he can do anything


10 thoughts on “Stranger than Fiction

  1. Lyn Lyn says:

    I have often said there is no reason to read fiction as life is far stranger andinteresting and it is this premise that leads award winning and best selling author Chuck Palahniuk to write this compilation of real life oddities and bizarre observations Organized into journalistic sketches, Palahniuk de


  2. J. Kent Messum J. Kent Messum says:

    Official rating is 3.5, but always round up Collections of short works are tricky things to review I say this almost every bloody time I review one The reason being that each story or article or piece is inevitably pitted against one another in terms of likeability, and by a law of averages certain ones


  3. vikki vikki says:

    i stopped torturing myself at the half way point and burned the book over my stovetop and ate the ashes in hopes of regaining the 3 hours i put in didn t work this was one of the worst things i ve read since i tutored freshmen in their first writing course.to anyone who happens upon it and can t resist,


  4. Francisco Francisco says:

    You will like this book if you are easily amazed by the things your fellow humans do for fun or to make a living, or to survive or to fend off loneliness and despair if you are not surprised but what we do to light the flickering light of I am special You will like this book if you prefer understatement a


  5. Timothy Urges Timothy Urges says:

    Nonfiction Palahniuk A mediocre collection of essays compared to his fiction A few pieces are worth reading but most of them are only worth a skim.


  6. Caitlin Constantine Caitlin Constantine says:

    I wanted to like this waythan I did, as I love stories about the things and the people who occupy the margins of society Unfortunately many of the essays read like collections of notes, rewritten as to form a cogent narrative, but really lacked that certain something that makes them readable There were a fe


  7. Dan Dan says:

    I liked this book.This is a collection of true stories of very bizarre things that have occurred or occur regularly They are all as the old adage goes So strange they could only be true.In the intro to this book Chuck Palahniuk even admits that he is something of a one trick pony He views everything in Ameri


  8. Jonathan Maas Jonathan Maas says:

    Though this is Non fiction, it still delivers the best of Chuck Palahniuk We all know Chuck Palahniuk right Even if you haven t read him, you probably know what he represents.That s not him, that s Henry Rollins, but you get the point.Palahniuk is the white male that has found a way out of a life of corporate


  9. Magdelanye Magdelanye says:

    In the spirit of this years motto, to boldly go where my inclinations have never led me to browse,I applied myself to finishing this collection of essays.I had liked the introduction very much but got bogged down immediately in alien territory and put it aside.Although he is better known as a novelist, I reaso


  10. Joaquin Joaquin says:

    I don t yet have the stomach for Chuck Palahniuk s fiction I ve tried reading pretty much all of his novels and Fight Club is the only one I ve been able to finish, and that s because I d seen the movie and pretty much knew what was going to happen His writing is just so over the top graphic, filled with human


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