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Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Chuck Palahniuk books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Adjustment Day: A Novel (2019)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read“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. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying the elites. Adjustment Day’s arrival makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

2. Doomed (2014)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should ReadWelcome 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. For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the awful summer she spent upstate. As she revisits the painful truth of what transpired over those months, her saga of eternal damnation…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

3. Invisible Monsters: A Novel (2018)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read“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. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

4. Lullaby (2003)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should ReadEver 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. Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song’s lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

5. Choke (2002)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should ReadVictor 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. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

6. Survivor: A Novel (2018)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read“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. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, Branson will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

7. Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey (2008)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should ReadBuster “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. With hilarity, horror, and blazing insight, Rant is a mind-bending vision of the future, as only Chuck Palahniuk could ever imagine. #52,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #340 in Self-Help & Psychology Humor…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread (2016)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should ReadChuck 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. And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display: in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze—electric…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

9. Beautiful You (2015)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should ReadPenny 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. However, when Penny discovers she is a test subject for a line of female sex toys so effective that women by the millions are lining up outside the stores to buy it on opening day, she understands the gravity the situation. A billion husbands…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

10. Damned (2012)

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read“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. Abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, she dies over the holiday, presumably of a marijuana overdose. The last thing she remembers is getting into a town car and falling asleep. Then she’s waking up in Hell. Literally. Madison soon finds that she shares a cell with a motley…
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk

Best Chuck Palahniuk Books Everyone Should Read

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Understanding Chuck Palahniuk

Author(s): Douglas Keesey
Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2340357

Make Something Up

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1450192

Phoenix

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Byliner Inc., Year: 2013, Size: 306 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2150431

Tell-All  

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, Year: 2010, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 527427

Pygmy

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor, Year: 2010, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 549723

Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk through Portland, Oregon

Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Random House, Year: 2010, Size: 516 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 795850

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