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Chuck Palahniuk

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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

New Craft Essay - 'Consider This: Coping'

When historians look back on our generation's most prolific 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 guide

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Average rating: 3.83 · 1,578,896 ratings · 66,585 reviews · 142 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fight Club

4.18 avg rating — 519,501 ratings — published 1996 — 198 editions
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Choke

3.69 avg rating — 193,396 ratings — published 2001 — 94 editions
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Haunted

3.60 avg rating — 100,996 ratings — published 2005 — 69 editions
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Lullaby

3.73 avg rating — 94,546 ratings — published 2002 — 74 editions
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Diary

3.61 avg rating — 75,473 ratings — published 2003 — 72 editions
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Rant

3.82 avg rating — 62,663 ratings — published 2007 — 65 editions
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Invisible Monsters

3.98 avg rating — 133,016 ratings — published 1999 — 99 editions
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Survivor

3.91 avg rating — 111,989 ratings — published 1999 — 82 editions
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Snuff

3.20 avg rating — 56,749 ratings — published 2008 — 65 editions
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Damned (Damned, #1)

3.38 avg rating — 48,721 ratings — published 2011 — 64 editions
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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.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

“All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
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Polls

January 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  48 votes, 19.3%

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk - 218 pgs, 1996
 
  38 votes, 15.3%

 
  34 votes, 13.7%

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair - 412 pgs, 1905
 
  27 votes, 10.8%

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham - 400 pgs, 1945
 
  17 votes, 6.8%

 
  16 votes, 6.4%

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 236 pgs, 1922
 
  15 votes, 6.0%

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 367 pgs, 1984
 
  12 votes, 4.8%

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - 240 pgs, 1919
 
  10 votes, 4.0%

 
  8 votes, 3.2%

The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati, 198 pgs, 1940
 
  8 votes, 3.2%

 
  6 votes, 2.4%

The Vagabond by Colette - 252 pgs, 1910
 
  6 votes, 2.4%

Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, 285 pgs, 1934
 
  4 votes, 1.6%

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“Young people want mirrors. Older people want art.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Burnt Tongues




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