Our list of some of the best Chuck Palahniuk books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
Adjustment Day: A Novel (2019)
“An irreverent satirical fantasy about a sudden and violent upheaval.… Think Tom Robbins channeling Jonathan Swift.” ―David Takami, Seattle TimesAdjustment Day is an ingenious darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society.
Welcome to Purgatory. Chuck Palahniuk style. After a botched Halloween ritual, Madison Spencer, the snarkiest dead girl in the universe, finds herself trapped in Purgatory, otherwise known as Earth. The upside: she is no longer subject to physical limitations (she can pass through doors and walls). The downside: well, she’s still dead. Her first stop is her parents’ luxurious apartment, where she encounters her grandmother ghost.
Invisible Monsters: A Novel (2018)
“A harrowing, perverse, laugh-aloud funny rocket ride of catastrophes…Gutsy, terse and cunning, Invisible Monsters may emerge as Palahniuk’s strongest book.” ―Greg Berkman, Seattle TimesShe’s a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway “accident” leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists.
Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of , an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers.
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him.
Survivor: A Novel (2018)
“Brilliantly satiric and savagely funny, Survivor is a wild amphetamine ride through the vagaries of fame and the nature of belief.” ―San Francisco ChronicleTender Branson―last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult―is dictating his life story into the recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey (2008)
Buster “Rant” Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life.
Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread (2016)
Chuck Palahniuk, literature’s favorite transgressive author, gives us twenty-one stories and one novella in Make Something Up, a compilation that disturbs and delights in equal measure. In “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precursor story to Fight Club.
Beautiful You (2015)
Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm. She has an apartment, but no love life. When C. Linus Maxwell, a mega-billionaire and international playboy, invites her to dinner and then whisks her off to a hotel in Paris, where he brings her to undreamed-of heights of sexual gratification for days on end, Penny is, well, pleased.
“As gleefully, vividly, hilariously obscene as you’d expect. . . . Irreverent and hugely entertaining.” —NPR From the bestselling author of Fight Club comes a dark and brilliant satire about adolescence, Hell, and the Devil. Madison is the thirteen-year-old daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire.
Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read
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Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ID: 2495822, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub
It's Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life
Author(s): Kevin J Anderson; Clive Barker; Ramsey Campbell; Christopher Golden; Joe R Lansdale; Jonathan Maberry; Yvonne Navarro; Chuck Palahniuk; Sarah Pinborough; F Paul Wilson; Mercedes M Yardley; Joe Mynhardt; Michael Bailey; Eugene Johnson
ID: 3736011, Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Understanding Chuck Palahniuk
Author(s): Douglas Keesey
ID: 2340357, Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
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