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Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, Fight Club came into existence. The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD. The film’s popularity drove sales of the novel. Chuck put out two novels in 1999, Survivor and Invisible Monsters. Choke, published in 2001, became Chuck’s first New York Times bestseller. Chuck’s work has always been infused with personal experience, and his next novel, Lullaby, was no exception. Chuck credits writing Lullaby with helping him cope with the tragic death of his father. Diary and the non-fiction guide to Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, were released in 2003. While on the road in sup...more

When historians look back on our generation's mostprolific writers of fiction, names like Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, and Kurt Vonnegut will be at the top. But another name for that list is our own Chuck Palahniuk. Where I believe Chuck has those other names beat, is in the many different formats of writing he dips his toes into. Besides novels, Chuck has also dabbled in journalism, tour guid...

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Fight Club
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 267,578 ratings — published 1996 — 112 editions
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 127,213 ratings — published 2001 — 70 editions
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Invisible Monsters
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 73,191 ratings — published 1999 — 24 editions
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 59,678 ratings — published 1999 — 55 editions
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 67,290 ratings — published 1999 — 49 editions
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 54,525 ratings — published 2005 — 43 editions
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 48,800 ratings — published 2003 — 48 editions
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 40,756 ratings — published 2007 — 50 editions
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3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 35,422 ratings — published 2008 — 48 editions
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Damned (Damned #1)
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 24,510 ratings — published 2011 — 44 editions
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"Weird and creepy but true, I've been reading lots of Judy Blume. Being a 48-year-old male reading about adolescent sex in Forever gets me lots of stares in airports...At this point I am an authority on menstruation." ...More

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“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
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“All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
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September 2014 New School Classic -

Which book would you like to read for our August 2014 New School Classic Group Read?

  44 votes, 19.7%

1996, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, 224pp
  42 votes, 18.8%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581pp
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1913, O Pioneers! by Willa Cather, 176pp
  9 votes, 4.0%

1957, On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 296pp
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“Young people want mirrors. Older people want art.”
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