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What do you think of Chuck Palahniuk?

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    livingelegy African Astronaut [my polyoicous forward graciousness]
    I've read two of his novels and while he has a great sense of humor and he knows how to write a compelling story, the problem is he can only really tell ONE story.
    Cynical jerk meets damaged goods female, Chuck describes bomb recipes or whatever for a few hundred pages, cynical jerk faces impossible odds, beats the odds and gets the girl, the end. What do you think?
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    Robert Mugabe African Astronaut
    Survivor was a great read next to Fight Club but all the other stuff I like to pretend he didn't write. He has some very interesting anecdotes in most books but I feel his genius creativity is wasted on some of his inane plot lines as of late. I looked him up on Amazon to see if any of his new material was worth a read till I read the synopsis and thought, "Fuck that".
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    Sudo Dark Matter [my hereto riemannian peach]
    Originally posted by livingelegy I've read two of his novels and while he has a great sense of humor and he knows how to write a compelling story, the problem is he can only really tell ONE story.
    Cynical jerk meets damaged goods female, Chuck describes bomb recipes or whatever for a few hundred pages, cynical jerk faces impossible odds, beats the odds and gets the girl, the end. What do you think?

    That's not true, read "survivor" "snuff" anything else really. I think what happened to his father is interesting too and seeing how it impacted his writing. Great author and a reason why I wish I read more.
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    Ghost Black Hole
    look a cat

    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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    livingelegy African Astronaut [my polyoicous forward graciousness]
    Originally posted by Sudo That's not true, read "survivor" "snuff" anything else really. I think what happened to his father is interesting too and seeing how it impacted his writing. Great author and a reason why I wish I read more.

    Its canon that Tender Branson beats the odds and gets the girl Chuck posted it on his blog
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    Robert Mugabe African Astronaut
    Originally posted by livingelegy Its canon that Tender Branson beats the odds and gets the girl Chuck posted it on his blog

    Yeah then flies a plane till it runs out of fuel and crashes.

    I did however find the anecdote amusing on what would have happened if Jesus died in a bathroom from a Heroin overdose.
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    livingelegy African Astronaut [my polyoicous forward graciousness]
    Originally posted by Robert Mugabe Yeah then flies a plane till it runs out of fuel and crashes.

    I did however find the anecdote amusing on what would have happened if Jesus died in a bathroom from a Heroin overdose.

    Chuck posted some convoluted addendum about how Tender used one of the tape recorders on the plane to record the story that is played into the black box, and then he parachutes out and fertility uses her future predicting power to go pick him up when and where he lands, misleading everyone into thinking he'd died on the plane, which is foreshadowed in the story when Fertility tells him that if he thinks really hard he'll find a way out
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    Robert Mugabe African Astronaut
    Originally posted by livingelegy Chuck posted some convoluted addendum about how Tender used one of the tape recorders on the plane to record the story that is played into the black box, and then he parachutes out and fertility uses her future predicting power to go pick him up when and where he lands, misleading everyone into thinking he'd died on the plane, which is foreshadowed in the story when Fertility tells him that if he thinks really hard he'll find a way out

    I think Survivor was the beginning of the end for Palahniuk. He will never top Fight Club, nor will anyone else for that matter. My brain mourns till something else phenomenal comes about.

    ***SIGH***
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    livingelegy African Astronaut [my polyoicous forward graciousness]
    Originally posted by Robert Mugabe I think Survivor was the beginning of the end for Palahniuk. He will never top Fight Club, nor will anyone else for that matter. My brain mourns till something else phenomenal comes about.

    ***SIGH***

    ***SIGH*** indeed, however Fight Club also had convoluted bogus like how Marla's mom sends her bags of surplus lipo fat even though nobody would realistically do that, the movie handled that particular plot point better
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    Robert Mugabe African Astronaut
    Originally posted by livingelegy ***SIGH*** indeed, however Fight Club also had convoluted bogus like how Marla's mom sends her bags of surplus lipo fat even though nobody would realistically do that, the movie handled that particular plot point better

    The last book I read was a list of short stories, one of which was suppose to be one on a future Tyler Durden married to Marla. I couldn't find the story in the book and didn't question why. There was one on a sales company run by animals that was funny.

    Anyways I think there's a comic or some shit, sequel to Fight Club if I remember.
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    Jeff Houston
    Originally posted by Ghost look a cat


    How do you have a picture of boomer?
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    Instigator African Astronaut
    I read a book of his.short stories in jail, it was fucking weird to be honest stuff to do with incest and fucking a mentally disabled woman
  13. #13
    Robert Mugabe African Astronaut
    Just started reading "Judgement Day". Dunno what to make of it yet. Sometimes I think if half the dog shit I've read in the past by other authors can get published then I could.

    Fuck, didn't §m£ÂgØL get published?
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    kroz weak whyte, frothy cuck, and former twink
    The only one I read was choke. I liked it
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