Book Club Fight Club: discussion about Chuck Palahniuk
I think it's awesome the idea of a book club for us, but I couldn't find anything about my fav author, so I'm starting here:
Meet Chuck Palahniuk, hated and loved. I'd like to hear opinions about him and his books by anyone, even by those who hate him for some reason, and discuss here.
Don't know him? Start with a cult like Fight Club (you'll know at least the movie) or even better, Choke.
Get some quotes, try to avoid the movies (or try to read the books first).
I absolutely love Choke, Invisible Monsters, and Snuff above all. I've read almost all of his books, and I'm currently reading Tell-All, which caught me by surprise for the different writing style.
Do you think that the one-book-per year trend has ruined his magic? Were the old ones better than the latest?
Let's start a conversation.
(excerpt from Goodreads)
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be "saved" by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor’s life, go on to send checks to support him. When he’s not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual addiction recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park.