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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 · 1,461,448 ratings · 62,257 reviews · 126 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fight Club

4.19 avg rating — 479,681 ratings — published 1996 — 186 editions
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Choke

3.70 avg rating — 183,183 ratings — published 2001 — 94 editions
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Haunted

3.60 avg rating — 84,646 ratings — published 2005 — 67 editions
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Lullaby

3.73 avg rating — 87,685 ratings — published 2002 — 73 editions
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Diary

3.61 avg rating — 69,689 ratings — published 2003 — 70 editions
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Invisible Monsters

4.01 avg rating — 122,484 ratings — published 1999 — 98 editions
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Rant

3.81 avg rating — 60,675 ratings — published 2007 — 65 editions
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Survivor

3.92 avg rating — 103,456 ratings — published 1999 — 79 editions
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Snuff

3.19 avg rating — 54,841 ratings — published 2008 — 65 editions
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Damned (Damned, #1)

3.38 avg rating — 46,517 ratings — published 2011 — 10 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.”
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“Young people want mirrors. Older people want art.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Burnt Tongues




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