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Rant. La vida de un asesino

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Buster Casey fue un asesino. Vivió al límite. Mató a tanta gente como pudo. Buster Casey Fue el líder de una banda que se dedicaba a estrellar coches y a acumular cadáveres y chatarra. Toda una fiesta. Buster Casey murió joven. y dejó huella. Ahora sus amigos y conocidos le recuerdan. nos cuentan su vida. Si quieres saber quién fue realmente Buster Casey. lee esta novela d ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published 2008 by Mondadori (first published 2007)
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Shannon
Feb 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the drooling rabid
Shelves: festival-of-suck
I can't do it. I can't finish this book. Usually Palahniuk creates fairly unsympathetic characters, as in this book, and that I'm used to. Because it WORKS; the plot-lines of his books are always ridiculous in a totally fascinating way, which makes up for the stupid characters. However, Rant bored the fuck out of me. I tried. I read more than half and I do not care about this nutjob guy and his rabies and his slobbering all over the ladies, or the driving around in cars being obnoxious or whatev ...more
Jen
Jul 18, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I'm not a Chuck P fan simply because he is "edgy" or because I get off on the so-called depravity of his often violent and sexual themes. I know a few folks like that. What I enjoyed most about this book was the structure, the measured reveal. Based on the oral tradition, each chapter is composed of brief statements from a cast of dozens. Individually, these narrators are hopelessly unreliable, but taken together they form a whole picture that is more true than any single testimony could be. (I' ...more
Bark
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
WTF did I just read and why did I finish it? This book is a mish-mash of narrators, grossness, time travel, car crashes, a rabies plague, segregation and dull characters. I kept hoping it would improve and then it was just over.

This story somewhat follows a dull-witted character named Buster or Rant (as he's better known) who gets off on catching rabies. His attraction to pain and rabies eventually leads to a rabies plague. The story is told from the various and far too many points of view of p
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Megs ♥
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
What the hell?

Let me first say I love Chuck P. I love his usually disturbing stories and weird characters. I don't mind the fact that he seems a little crazy, and I don't mind all of the sex he writes about. I also don't mind the gory/gross factor. I like him!

This book was just bad in my opinion. Maybe if I knew it had an amazing ending I could have pushed through the last half, but after the first half of this book I realized I didn't care at all about Buster, or his story. So I stopped reading
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Stephen M
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who don't mind mindless fun
Recommended to Stephen M by: The gf
A Brief Caveat

It feels somewhat strange and almost in bad taste to be reviewing a Chuck Palahnuik book because this just happened. (If you don’t want to search through the link: Paquita (one of the coolest peeps on Goodreads) made mention of the fact that Chuck P. had recommended the book she had just read and if she had known that, then she probably wouldn’t have read the book because she doesn’t care much for the stylings of Mr. Palahniuk. Enter a crazed, rabid fan of Chuck P. who starts criti
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Kemper
This is the story of a small town hell raiser named Buster ’Rant’ Casey who did some slightly unusual things when he was growing up like collecting bucketfuls of his classmate’s teeth. Young Rant also angers more animals than Steve Irwin so that they’ll bite him and infect him with rabies which he deliberately spreads to his class mates. After he grows up and moves to the city, Rant joins a disenfranchised part of society forced by law to stay in their homes during the day and who get their kick ...more
Carrie
Aug 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
First off, a disclaimer. I love Chuck P. like a brother. If the man was on dialysis I'd give him a kidney even if I only had one good one left and consider it payback for all the stories of his that I've enjoyed since discovering his work.

The lowdown: Rant tells the story of Rant Casey - a small town kid that turns his little town on it's ear before moving to the city to continue his work. The book is comprised of accounts from people that knew Rant with only second hand accounts of his words a
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Edward Lorn
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of books that make you think and dark, vulgar comedies
It's not everyday you read a book about rabies, the origins of God, time travel, and bumper cars. Seeing that this is a Chuck Palahniuk book, I shouldn't be surprised that this novel hops barriers and barrels through genres without a single fuck given for your comfort or confusion level.

Buster "Rant" Casey can tell you what you had for breakfast three days ago, what kind of flowers you have waiting in a vase back at home, and whether your shower head is steel or bronze simply by eating your pus
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Darwin8u
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
“History is nothing except monsters or victims. Or witnesses.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

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HE was close. He was so damn close. He just didn't close it at the end. It was a poem that ended in a whimper. The mixture was nearly perfect, just not flammable. But don't say Chuck didn't try. I imagine Palahniuk had Ballard's Crash and Benford's Timescape, several Oral Histories, and perhaps even Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid sitting on his shelf as he wrote this.

Reading Rant was
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Jason Pettus
Jun 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Full review can be found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com].)

So before anything else, a horrible confession: that this is the first novel by Chuck Palahniuk I've ever actually read from cover to cover. Yeah, I know, shame on me! And the reason this is such a big deal, of course, is that I'm an obsessive fan of the movie version of Fight Club, adapted from another of Palahniuk's novels, a film I have officially now seen one zillion freaking times. And why do I
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