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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 gu...

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Published on February 11, 2014 11:49
Average rating: 3.83 · 1,345,458 ratings · 58,285 reviews · 107 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fight Club

4.20 avg rating — 436,057 ratings — published 1996 — 176 editions
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Choke

3.70 avg rating — 174,477 ratings — published 2001 — 38 editions
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Lullaby

3.73 avg rating — 82,808 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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Haunted

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Diary

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Invisible Monsters

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Rant

3.82 avg rating — 57,121 ratings — published 2007 — 64 editions
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Survivor

3.93 avg rating — 96,027 ratings — published 1999 — 71 editions
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Snuff

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Damned (Damned, #1)

3.38 avg rating — 43,140 ratings — published 2011 — 61 editions
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May 2018, Chuck Palahniuk
""So much of my process is to take a social model, take somebody's fantasy about how the world should be, fulfill it, and then run it so that its flaws start to show, and then keep running it so that it starts to fall apart," says Chuck Palahniuk, who talked to Goodreads about his extreme research for Adjustment Day ." ...More

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

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“Young people want mirrors. Older people want art.”
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