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Chuck Palahniuk

Palahniuk at the University of British Columbia, February 28, 2006, while on his "Roses and Shit Tour 2006"
Born February 21, 1962 (1962-02-21) (age 48)
Pasco, Washington
Occupation novelist, essayist
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Oregon
Period 1996 - present
Genres Transgressional fiction, satire, horror
Literary movement
Postmodernism, Minimalism
Notable work(s) Fight Club, Choke, Rant
Notable award(s) Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
1997 Fight Club
Oregon Book Award
1997 Fight Club – Best Novel
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
2003 Lullaby
Oregon Book Award
1999 Survivor – Best Novel (nomination only)
Bram Stoker Award
2002 Lullaby – Best Novel (nomination only)
Bram Stoker Award
2005 Haunted – Best Novel (nomination only)
Official website
.Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (pronounced /ˈpɑːlənɪk/;[1] born February 21, 1962) is an American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist.^ The American novelist Chuck Palahniuk was born in 1962 and brought up in a trailer in Pasco, Washington.
  • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born February 21 1961 in Pasco, Washington, USA) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon.

^ A contemporary of writers Bret Easton Ellis , Nick Hornby , and Irvine Welsh (to name a few), and compared to all three due to similarities in style, voice, theme, and subject matter (to differing degrees), Charles Michael Palahniuk was born on February 21, 1961 to parents Carol and Fred Palahniuk.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

.He is best known for the award-winning novel Fight Club, which was later made into a film directed by David Fincher.^ He is best known for the award-winning novel Fight Club , which was later made into a film directed by David Fincher.

^ A chat about the novel "Fight Club" .
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Fight Club : a novel .

He lives near Vancouver, Washington.[2]

Contents

Early life

.Palahniuk was born in Pasco, Washington.^ Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born February 21 1961 in Pasco, Washington, USA) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon.

^ The American novelist Chuck Palahniuk was born in 1962 and brought up in a trailer in Pasco, Washington.
  • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

.He is the son of Carol and Fred Palahniuk, and grew up living in a mobile home in nearby Burbank, Washington with his family.^ Palahniuk (pronounced PAUL-ah-nik or Plənĭk) is the son of Carol and Fred Palahniuk, and grew up living in a static caravan in Burbank, Washington with his family.

^ And finally after all these years, Fred and Chuck Palahniuk are able to find peace, father and son.

^ Palahniuk grew up with some fairly standard literature: Valley of the Dolls, Jack London, Mark Twain, Gatsby...
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

.His parents later separated and divorced, often leaving him and his three siblings to live with their grandparents at their cattle ranch in Eastern Washington.^ His parents later separated and divorced, often leaving him and his three siblings to live with their grandparents at their cattle ranch in eastern Washington.

[3]
Chuck Palahniuk, September 21, 2004, on tour at the University at Albany to promote Diary.
.In his twenties, Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon's School of Journalism, graduating in 1986. While attending college he worked as an intern for National Public Radio member station KLCC in Eugene, Oregon.^ Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon 's School of Journalism in his early twenties, graduating in 1986.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ While attending college, he worked as an intern for National Public Radio's KLCC in Eugene, Oregon.

^ National Public Radio member station KLCC ( intern ) Freightliner ( diesel mechanic ) Cacophony Society .
  • Chuck Palahniuk | LibraryThing 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

.He moved to Portland soon afterwards.^ He moved to Portland soon afterwards.

.After writing for the local newspaper for a short while, he began working for Freightliner as a diesel mechanic, continuing in that job until his writing career took off.^ After writing for the local newspaper for a short while, he began working for Freightliner as a diesel mechanic, continuing in that job until his writing career took off.

^ During that time, he also wrote manuals on fixing trucks and had a short stint as a journalist (a job he didn't return to until after he became a successful novelist).

^ He was a mechanic who serviced diesel engine s for Freightliner .
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

.During that time, he also wrote manuals on fixing trucks and had a stint as a journalist (a job he did not return to until after he became a successful novelist).^ During that time, he also wrote manuals on fixing trucks and had a short stint as a journalist (a job he didn't return to until after he became a successful novelist).

^ Thabet met King Farouk in 1942 and acted as his press counselor for 10 years until the 1952 revolution, during which time he was the king’s close companion.

.After casually attending a free, introductory seminar held by an organization called Landmark Education, Palahniuk quit his job as a journalist in 1988.[4] Wanting to do more with his life than just his job, Palahniuk did volunteer work for a homeless shelter.^ It's just more sentimental than I could ever be.
  • Chuck Amok: Palahniuk Talks "Choke" | TV & Movies News - OregonLive.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Wanting to do more with his life than just his job, Palahniuk did volunteer work for a homeless shelter.

^ After casually attending an Erhard Seminars Training seminar held by an organization called the Landmark Forum, Palahniuk quit his job as a journalist.

.Later, he also volunteered at a hospice as an escort; he provided transportation for terminally ill people and brought them to support group meetings.^ Later, he also volunteered at a hospice as an escort; he provided transportation for terminally-ill people and brought them to support group meetings.

^ Palahniuk took to volunteering at a hospice as an " escort ," transporting and accompanying disabled and dying people to events and group support meetings.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ This is where Chuck Palahniuk takes these dying people to their support group meetings every week, just to be their ride.

.He ceased volunteering upon the death of a patient to whom he had grown attached.^ He ceased volunteering upon the death of a patient to whom he had grown attached.

[5]
.Palahniuk would also become a member of the rebellious Cacophony Society in his adulthood.^ (Palahniuk, p.195-199) Palahniuk would also become a member of the rebellious Cacophony Society in his adulthood.

^ After initially publishing it as a short story in the compilation Pursuit of Happiness (which would become chapter 6 of the novel), Palahniuk expanded it into a full novel, which – contrary to his expectations – the publisher was willing to publish.

^ The title Palahniuk had intended for this account of the final surviving member of a death cult who becomes a world-famous evangelist was "Unnatural Disasters."
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

.He is a regular participant in their events, including the annual Santa Rampage (a public Christmas party involving pranks and drunkenness) in Portland.^ He is a regular participant in their events, including the annual Santa Rampage (a public Christmas party involving pranks and drunkenness) in Portland.

^ Was it the same thing as the Cacophony Society (organiser of the annual “Santa Rampage”, which involves pranks and drunkenness) to which the author allegedly belonged?

.His participation in the Society inspired some of the events in his writings, both fictional and non-fictional.^ His participation in the Society inspired some of the events in his writings, both fictional and non-fictional.

^ Mark Twain toured huge amounts, Edgar Allen Poe was constantly writing reviews and writing non-fiction to support his fiction.
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ Thankfully Stephen King's later non-fictional work, 'On Writing'' was a much more readable creature.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

[6] .Most notably, he used the Cacophony Society as the basis for Project Mayhem in Fight Club.^ Most notably, he used the Cacophony Society as the basis for Project Mayhem in Fight Club .

^ Although Palahniuk was a member of the Portland Cacophony Society , the basis for the novel's Project Mayhem (pranks and vandalism), Palahniuk denies any knowlege of fight clubs before the novel was written: "There's no secret society of clubs where guys bash each other and gripe about their empty lives, their hollow careers, their absent fathers.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

Career

.Palahniuk began writing fiction in his mid-thirties.^ Palahniuk began writing fiction in his mid-thirties.

^ Being as familiar as I am with the writing process of Palahniuk as I am I began to recognize where themes were coming from in Palahniuk's personal experiences.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Stranger Than Fiction' Palahniuk is almost embarrassingly nakedly open about the life experiences that inspire him to write.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

.By his account, he started writing while attending writer's workshops, hosted by Tom Spanbauer, which he attended to meet new friends.^ Palahniuk is currently working on a book of essays about his minimalist style of writing, which is the culmination of two years of a public Writers Workshop that he held at his official website .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ And finally Tom Spanbauer who lead the workshop where I was learning Minimalism said Damn, you can tell a story really well when youre drunk.

^ Before he read "Guts", Palahniuk talked to us a bit about a writing workshop he'd belonged to as a beginning writer.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

.Spanbauer largely inspired Palahniuk's minimalistic writing style.^ Spanbauer largely inspired Palahniuk's minimalistic writing style.

^ Palahniuk is currently working on a book of essays about his minimalist style of writing, which is the culmination of two years of a public Writers Workshop that he held at his official website .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ When he begins to take writing seriously, under the influence of Spanbauer, Palahniuk's taste becomes more refined.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

.His first book, Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Already, never was adapted due to his disappointment with the story (though a small part of it was later salvaged for use in Fight Club).^ I loved Fight Club (the movie) but Palahniuk's books have never done it for me.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ There will never be another Fight Club.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ Same here (except Fight Club because I already have that) .
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

.When he attempted to publish his next novel, Invisible Monsters, publishers rejected it for its disturbing content.^ Two more of his books, Survivor and Invisible Monsters , were immediately published coinciding with the release of the film, and a meteoric rise to literary fame began.
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ In the next three years he published two more "maniacally comic" novels, Survivor and Invisible Monsters (apparently now safe to print), which cemented his reputation as "a master of depicting the dark and depraved underbelly of our society through the voices of mordantly existential protagonists."
  • Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2002, Palahniuk published his fifth novel, Lullaby , his first attempt at horror.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

.This led him to work on his most famous novel, Fight Club, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him.^ A chat about the novel "Fight Club" .
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Fight Club : a novel .

^ Fight Club : a novel / by Chuck Palahniuk.
  • iPac2.0 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC ipac.vpl.ca [Source type: General]

.Palahniuk wrote this story in his spare time while working for Freightliner.^ Chuck Palahniuk: I wrote the novel while I was a mechanic to keep my mind occupied and to kill time.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.After initially publishing it as a short story (which would become chapter 6 of the novel) in the 1995 compilation Pursuit of Happiness, Palahniuk expanded it into a full novel, which—contrary to his expectations – the publisher was willing to publish.^ Chuck Palahniuk: Amy Hemple, for her short stories; Thom Jones for his short stories; Mark Richard, Brett Ellis' collection, "The Informers"; Also, Dennis Johnson's collection, "Jesus' Son".
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ With only two novels under his belt, Chuck Palahniuk is well on his way to becoming an expert at shining a light on these shadowy creatures.
  • Chuck Palahniuk : Survivor: A Novel 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC bookmooch.com [Source type: News]

^ They try to sell a story so full of untruths that only the most unskeptically gullible would lend their belief.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

[7] .While the original hardcover edition of the book received positive reviews and some awards, it had a short shelf life.^ Book reviews, fan essays, a rant and a short short about Hemingway .
  • chapters.indigo.ca: Choke: Chuck Palahniuk: Books 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ Shelf Life: Magnolia Reviews .
  • Posts tagged Chuck palahniuk at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: General]

.Initially, Palahniuk struggled to find a literary agent and went without one until after the publication of Fight Club.^ After the exceptional David Fincher movie, which made the term "Fight Club" part of the vernacular, Palahniuk was able to quit his day job and begin writing full time.
  • Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

^ Lullaby is the only other one of his novels besides "Fight Club" that would work as a movie.
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[8] .After he began receiving attention from 20th Century Fox, Palahniuk was signed by Edward Hibbert, who is most famously known as the actor who played Gil Chesterton on Frasier.^ Fight Club (A-) U.S.; David Fincher 1999, 20th Century Fox, Blu-ray .
  • Isthmus | The Daily Page - Wilmington on DVD: Gone With the Wind, The Exiles, Star Trek, My Sister's Keeper 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.thedailypage.com [Source type: General]

[8][9][10] .Hibbert eventually guided and brokered the deal that took Fight Club to the big screen.^ The publishers didn't want it, so he wrote Fight Club as a big "fuck you" to mass-media publishing .
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Fight Club Invisible Monsters Survivor Diary See the other poll > See results > back to voting screen CHOKE (2008) at Sundance .
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ While Mortier might be able to knock this out of the park, I think chances are good that this will be another on-screen adaptation that fails to live up to the fervor incited by Fight Club .
  • Posts tagged Chuck palahniuk at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: General]

[8] .In 1999, three years after the novel's publication, the film adaptation by director David Fincher was released.^ David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel took Palahniuk's tale of contemporary male panic about demasculinization and compensatory testosterone obsessions to extraordinary heights of dramatic hysteria and virtuoso film technique.
  • Isthmus | The Daily Page - Wilmington on DVD: Gone With the Wind, The Exiles, Star Trek, My Sister's Keeper 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.thedailypage.com [Source type: General]

^ I've listened to the Chuck Palahniuk / Jim Uhls commentary track on David Fincher's film adaptation at least a dozen times, if not more like more than twenty times.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The 33- year-old is also a film and television director, as well as a columnist.

.The film was a box office disappointment (although it was #1 at the U.S. box office in its first weekend) and critical reaction was mixed but a cult following soon emerged as the DVD of the film was popular upon release.^ The DVD set, which gets better every time it reappears, is a must if you love film -- and especially popular film.
  • Isthmus | The Daily Page - Wilmington on DVD: Gone With the Wind, The Exiles, Star Trek, My Sister's Keeper 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.thedailypage.com [Source type: General]

^ Take one look at his cult following, book sales, and works optioned for film, and you'll find that he's a big deal to a lot of other people too.
  • Interviews > Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

.The novel has been re-released three times in paperback, in 1999, in 2004 (with a new introduction by the author about the success of the film adaptation) and in 2005 (with an afterword by Palahniuk).^ David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel took Palahniuk's tale of contemporary male panic about demasculinization and compensatory testosterone obsessions to extraordinary heights of dramatic hysteria and virtuoso film technique.
  • Isthmus | The Daily Page - Wilmington on DVD: Gone With the Wind, The Exiles, Star Trek, My Sister's Keeper 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.thedailypage.com [Source type: General]

^ The book also calls to mind two other films, both called "Crash" -- David Cronenberg's 1996 adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel about car crashing as an erotic delight and Paul Haggis's 2005 Oscar winner about social bonds forming from automotive mishaps.
  • Wit, Pain and Dystopian Fantasies - WSJ.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ I've listened to the Chuck Palahniuk / Jim Uhls commentary track on David Fincher's film adaptation at least a dozen times, if not more like more than twenty times.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

Cover to Choke, Palahniuk's first bestseller
.A revised version of Invisible Monsters, as well as his fourth novel, Survivor, were also published that year, allowing Palahniuk to become a cult figure himself.^ Suddenly, Invisible Monsters (and another novel, Survivor ), were no longer "too dark" to be published.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ A reworked version of Invisible Monsters was also published in 1999.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ My favorite Palahniuk books are still Survivor & Invisible Monsters.
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

.A few years later Palahniuk managed to make his first New York Times bestseller, the novel Choke.^ I told the agent, I figured I'd spend my first thousand years in hell in some entry-level position, but after that I wanted to move into management.
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2002, Palahniuk published his fifth novel, Lullaby , his first attempt at horror.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ WW: You mentioned Choke earlier, and I know a film version is due later this year.
  • Denver - The Latest Word - Snuff Author Chuck Palahniuk Predicts Columbine Porn 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC blogs.westword.com [Source type: General]

.From then on, Palahniuk's later books would often meet with similar success.^ Chuck Palahniuk: I would have revisited the support groups like happened in the book.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Would you consider bringing out a self-help book: 'Chuck Palahniuk's Guide to a Happy Life'?
  • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The only problem I have with him is that his characters often seem very similar, but thats not a very big problem, as I still love most of his books.
  • new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Such success has allowed him to go on book tours to promote his books, where he reads from both new and upcoming works.^ So I thought the books I read that summer were going to be the last books I read.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I find it interesting to read the books, and my last boyfriend was a fan of all three authors (after I introduced him to Bukowski) but I find them all to have a pretty low estimation of humanity.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ "When I was a kid I used to go to the library, and I would read all the Ellery Queen books, because with the Ellery Queen books they gave you all the clues.
  • Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

The year 1999 brought a series of great personal tragedies to Palahniuk's life. .At that time, his father, Fred Palahniuk, had started dating a woman named Donna Fontaine, whom he had met through a personal ad under the title "Kismet". Fontaine's ex-boyfriend Dale Shackleford had recently been imprisoned for sexual abuse.^ Despite the apparent danger, Palahniuk's father began dating the woman.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ The woman he ultimately met had a jealous ex-boyfriend, who stalked the couple then shot them dead before burning their bodies.

^ That someone was Donnas ex-husband, Dale Shackelford - the man she met when he was in prison and she was there training convicts to be paralegals.

Shackleford had vowed to kill Fontaine as soon as he was released from prison. .Palahniuk believes that through her personal ad, Fontaine was looking for "the biggest man she could find" to protect her from Shackleford and Palahniuk's father fit this description.^ And finally after all these years, Fred and Chuck Palahniuk are able to find peace, father and son.

^ This is the part where about six months later, Fred Palahniuk, divorced, middle aged, and nervous, answers a personals ad and meets Donna Fontaine and theyre really, ridiculously happy for a little while.

^ Palahniuk could have instead organically integrated the stories into the through story of the devolution of the group as a process of the natural personal pre-occupation of people and the need to perpetuate themselves as the lead characters in their own personal dramas.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

[11] .After his release, Shackleford followed Fontaine and the senior Palahniuk to Fontaine's home in Kendrick, Idaho, after they had gone out for a date.^ Oh, and there is a snotty literary critic contingent out there (looking at you, Salon) who suggest that Chuck Palahniuk is a misogynist -- they're idiots.
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

Shackleford then shot them both and dragged their bodies into Fontaine's cabin home, which he set on fire immediately afterwards. .In the spring of 2001, Shackleford was found guilty for two counts of murder in the first degree and sentenced to death.^ Dale Shackelford was sentenced to death on October 25th, 2001.

.In the wake of these events, Palahniuk began working on the novel Lullaby.^ With only two novels under his belt, Chuck Palahniuk is well on his way to becoming an expert at shining a light on these shadowy creatures.
  • Chuck Palahniuk : Survivor: A Novel 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC bookmooch.com [Source type: News]

^ Lullaby is the only other one of his novels besides "Fight Club" that would work as a movie.
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2002, Palahniuk published his fifth novel, Lullaby , his first attempt at horror.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

According to him, he wrote the novel to help him cope with having helped decide to have Shackleford get the death sentence.
In September 2003, Palahniuk was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly's Karen Valby. During the interview, Palahniuk in confidence mentioned information pertaining to his partner. While it had been previously believed by many that he was married to a woman (some members of the press had claimed he had a wife), Palahniuk had in fact been living with his boyfriend. .Some time later, Palahniuk believed that Valby was going to print this information in her article, without his consent.^ Go read "Choke" (which is apparently about to be a movie starring Sam Rockwell) for great Palahniuk that also, kind of deals with time travel (sans grandma rape).
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

In response, he put an angry audio recording of himself on his web site, not only revealing that he is gay, but also making negative comments about Valby and a member of her family. .However, Palahniuk's fears turned out to be ungrounded, and Valby's article did not reveal anything about his personal life outside of the fact that he is unmarried.^ Stranger Than Fiction' Palahniuk is almost embarrassingly nakedly open about the life experiences that inspire him to write.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While Chuck Palahniuk writes about Tyler Durden or Fertility Hollis , they reach back out of the page and change the narrator's character--they force life to happen!
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ And these guys would just not give a shit about the person reading ," Palahniuk said.
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The recording was later removed from the website, making some fans believe that Palahniuk is embarrassed by his homosexuality. According to Dennis Widmyer, the site's webmaster, the recording was not removed because of the statements regarding his sexuality, but because of the statements about Valby. .Palahniuk would later post a new recording to his site, asking his fans not to overreact to these events.^ I would be glad to have the NIN & Palahniuk "fans" to read the first chapter of my novel right here .
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

He also apologized for his behavior, claiming that he wished he had not recorded the message.[12] Palahniuk is now openly gay, and he and his unnamed male partner, according to a profile and interview in The Advocate in May 2008, live in "a former church compound outside Vancouver, Wash."[2][13]
.While on his 2003 tour to promote his novel Diary, Palahniuk read to his audiences a short story titled "Guts", a tale of accidents involving masturbation, which appears in his book Haunted.^ Palahniuk is not condescending towards his reading audience.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Diary : a novel / Chuck Palahniuk.
  • iPac2.0 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC ipac.vpl.ca [Source type: General]

^ Chuck Palahniuk: Amy Hemple, for her short stories; Thom Jones for his short stories; Mark Richard, Brett Ellis' collection, "The Informers"; Also, Dennis Johnson's collection, "Jesus' Son".
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.It was reported that to that point, 40 people had fainted while listening to the readings.^ So I wrote for people who didn't read at that point.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]
  • Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

[14] .Playboy magazine would later publish the story in their March 2004 issue; Palahniuk offered to let them publish another story along with it, but the publishers found the second work too disturbing.^ Palahniuk’s work is often an acquired taste and Choke is no different, with graphic descriptions, disturbing thoughts and characters you love to hate.

^ Palahniuk startlingly innovative creativity enabled his novel to keep me surprised and entertained even though I knew what the end of the story would probably be.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His works have an intimacy and life that is absent from any of the black bound horror novels offered by major and minor horror publishers.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

.On his tour to promote Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories in the summer of 2004, he read the story to audiences again, bringing the total number of fainters up to 53, and later up to 60, while on tour to promote the softcover edition of Diary.^ So I still have to read Rant and buy Stranger than fiction .
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Included in Haunted is the controversial and wildly popular short story "Guts," which has been causing people to faint and vomit at his readings since he first premiered it while on tour for his collection of journalism, Stranger than Fiction .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ I caught up with him in Chicago on the paperback tour for Haunted , a novel made up of twenty-five short stories and poems linked by a unifying frame-tale.
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

.In the fall of that year, he began promoting "Haunted", and continued to read "Guts". At his October 4, 2004 reading in Boulder, Colorado, Palahniuk noted that, after that day, his number of fainters was up to 68. The last fainting occurred on May 28, 2007, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where 5 people fainted, one of which occurred when a man was trying to leave the auditorium, which resulted in him falling and hitting his head on the door.^ DRE: Guts was the one that was making people pass out at readings.
  • Interviews > Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ Included in Haunted is the controversial and wildly popular short story "Guts," which has been causing people to faint and vomit at his readings since he first premiered it while on tour for his collection of journalism, Stranger than Fiction .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ Leave the last word to him, declaring as he does in the final pages: "Maybe it's our job to invent something better....
  • Chuck to CHOKE Theater Goers?!?!?! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Palahniuk is apparently not bothered by these incidents, which have not stopped fans from reading "Guts" or his other works.^ Sorry Matt, I wasn't aware that only fans of Chuck Palahniuk are allowed to buy and read his books.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ Other essential Palahniuk books I recommend: Fight Club, RANT, Choke, and this next one (from what I've read about it).
  • new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ JS: When did you stop keeping count of the "body count" of people who passed out when you read "Guts"?
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

.Audio recordings of his readings of the story have since circulated on the Internet.^ But now I'm going to have to read it for myself since I never take anyone's word when it comes to a story:) I might enjoy it and I might not.
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

^ But now I’m going to have to read it for myself since I never take anyone’s word when it comes to a story:) Read it with one hand over your butthole...
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

^ But now I’m going to have to read it for myself since I never take anyone’s word when it comes to a story:) I might enjoy it and I might not.
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

.In the afterword of the latest edition of "Haunted", Palahniuk reports that "Guts" is now responsible for 73 faintings.^ Suffice it to say that when Palahniuk went on promotional tour for 'Haunted' and read a sample from the book, the story 'Guts' as related by the character 'Saint Guts-Free', there was an epidemic of individuals at the readings fainting or getting violently sick as he made his was through the tour.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

.At a 2005 appearance in Miami, Florida, during the Haunted tour, Palahniuk commented that Haunted represented the last of a "horror trilogy" (including Lullaby and Diary).^ In 2002, Palahniuk published his fifth novel, Lullaby , his first attempt at horror.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ JS: Even prior to these three horror novels, Lullaby , Diary , and Haunted , none of your books end in what would be considered a cheery fashion, or have any sort of lasting consolation at the end.
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ Chuck Palahniuk had just finished his latest book, Lullaby - the first in his current trilogy of horror books - and sent it to his publisher on September 10th, 2001.

He also indicated that his then-forthcoming novel Rant would be the first of a "sci–fi trilogy".
.In 2008 Palahniuk took a role as an instructor for the Clarion West Writers Workshop, spending a week teaching his writing methods and theory of fiction to eighteen students.^ Palahniuk is currently working on a book of essays about his minimalist style of writing, which is the culmination of two years of a public Writers Workshop that he held at his official website .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ Stranger Than Fiction' Palahniuk is almost embarrassingly nakedly open about the life experiences that inspire him to write.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before he read "Guts", Palahniuk talked to us a bit about a writing workshop he'd belonged to as a beginning writer.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

[15]

Writing style

.Palahniuk's books prior to Lullaby have distinct similarities.^ Lullaby would be good too, actually...I think the only Palahniuk book that would not translate well into film is Invisible Monsters.
  • FARK.com: (3479098) Good news for Fight Club fans: It looks like Chuck Palahniuk's new movie Choke...won't 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The characters are people who have been marginalized in one form or another by society, and who react with often self-destructive aggressiveness (a form of story that the author likes to describe as transgressive fiction).^ If so which one and if not who would you have liked to have been?
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Chuck has said in at least one interview that the probable cause of people passing out is because at the very start of the story: Inhale.
  • FARK.com: (3479098) Good news for Fight Club fans: It looks like Chuck Palahniuk's new movie Choke...won't 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RANT takes the form of an oral history of one Buster 'Rant' Casey, in which an assortment of friends, enemies, admirers, detractors and relations have their say on this evil character, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time.
  • Chuck Palahniuk - Rant - AbeBooks 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.abebooks.com [Source type: General]

.Starting with Lullaby, his novels have been satirical horror stories.^ This is the part of the story where Chuck Palahniuk has started writing horror novels.

^ In 2002, Palahniuk published his fifth novel, Lullaby , his first attempt at horror.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

.The narratives of Palahniuk's books are often structured in medias res, starting at the temporal end, with the protagonist recounting the events that led up to the point at which the book begins.^ Re: new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF .
  • new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I like Chuck Palahniuk a lot but I feel like his books are starting to be a bit...lazy.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ At one point near the end of the story, this one woman in the back of the crowd just started screaming.
  • Chuck Palahniuk Talks Choke, Making People Faint and Fight Club: The Musical?: Movies: UGO 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Lullaby used a variation of this, alternating between the normal, linear narrative and the temporal end after every few chapters. However, exceptions to this narrative form include the more linear Choke and Diary. .There is often a major plot twist that is revealed near the end of the book which relates in some way to this temporal end (what Palahniuk refers to as "the hidden gun").^ There are too many good books I haven't > read for me to waste my time on some Mister Hip Attitude crap.
  • Subject: ìGUTSî by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.subgenius.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you have ever felt as if there would be more to life than slaving it away to "buy things we don"t need" or if you have ever felt like capitalism comes between us and a true and meaningful existence then you are in some ways relating.
  • CHOKE: Chuck Palahniuk On Inspiration | FoxSearchlight.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC content.foxsearchlight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chuck Palahniuk: I didn't realize the plot twist until I got to that point in the book ...
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

His more linear works also include similar plot twists.
.Palahniuk's writing style has been influenced by authors such as the minimalist Tom Spanbauer (who taught Palahniuk in Portland from 1991 to 1996),[16] Amy Hempel, Mark Richard, Denis Johnson, Thom Jones, and Bret Easton Ellis.^ Bret Easton Ellis approaches his writing from a different direction.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the difference between the writing of Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Chuck Palahniuk: Amy Hemple, for her short stories; Thom Jones for his short stories; Mark Richard, Brett Ellis' collection, "The Informers"; Also, Dennis Johnson's collection, "Jesus' Son".
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[17] .In what the author refers to as a minimalistic approach, his writings use a limited vocabulary and short sentences to mimic the way that an average person telling a story would talk.^ Minimalist writing just really resonated with me in a way that third person omniscient modernism never had.

^ People take conventional ways that other people have always decorated their cars, and use them as ways of giving other people permission to approach them.
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ The writing and vocabulary used was the kind of "Young Adolescent" style that I never seemed to mind in the Harry Potter series.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

In an interview, he said that he prefers to write in verbs instead of adjectives. .Repetitions of certain lines in the stories' narratives (what Palahniuk refers to as "choruses") are one of the most common aspects of his writing style, found dispersed within most chapters of his novels.^ Chuck Palahniuk: I am no one in the novel.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provocative novels published in this decade.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Chuck Palahniuk: Is the "common good" necessarily the safest thing or the most challenging thing to us?
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.January 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Palahniuk has said that there are also some choruses between novels; the color cornflower blue and the city of Missoula, Montana, are said to appear in all of his books.^ I think there is a very common relationship between Jack and us all.
  • CHOKE: Chuck Palahniuk On Inspiration | FoxSearchlight.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC content.foxsearchlight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question from TylerDurden: With all the Crispy Kreme being eaten in the film, is there some symbolism behind that?
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Oh well, I said "least" favorite as in I don't hate it, but there are better books.
  • CHOKE: Chuck Palahniuk On Inspiration | FoxSearchlight.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC content.foxsearchlight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The characters in Palahniuk's stories often break into philosophical asides (either by the narrator to the reader, or spoken to the narrator through dialogue), offering numerous odd theories and opinions, often misanthropic or darkly absurdist in nature, on complex issues of death, morality, childhood, parenthood, sexuality and God.^ It is the story that carries the characters through the narrative.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palahniuk could have instead organically integrated the stories into the through story of the devolution of the group as a process of the natural personal pre-occupation of people and the need to perpetuate themselves as the lead characters in their own personal dramas.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The same way that Palahniuk provides a laundry list of sexual urban legends to introduce the sex addicts support group in 'Choke', Palahniuk gracefully, gradually, gives his readers an embarrassingly candid collection of stories about the thing that changed the course of the lives of each character in turn.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

Many of the ideas in his novels are traced to Continental thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Albert Camus.[18]
.When not writing fiction, Palahniuk tends to write short non-fiction works.^ Palahniuk is currently working on a book of essays about his minimalist style of writing, which is the culmination of two years of a public Writers Workshop that he held at his official website .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ Mark Twain toured huge amounts, Edgar Allen Poe was constantly writing reviews and writing non-fiction to support his fiction.
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ But this ability is a rare gift, and many authors are too busy trying to write "great fiction" that they accidentally snuff the life out of their work.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

.Working as a freelance journalist in between books, he writes essays and reports on a variety of subjects; he sometimes participates in the events of these writings, which are heavy in field research.^ Palahniuk is currently working on a book of essays about his minimalist style of writing, which is the culmination of two years of a public Writers Workshop that he held at his official website .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ You can find craploads of trivia, interviews, essays by Chuck, news on upcoming books and events, and the source of almost all of my research material for this article at www.chuckpalahniuk.net .

^ Characters, both sympathetic and unsympathetic are equally subjected to the vicissitudes of the events which unfold within these darkly insightful books.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

He has also written interviews with celebrities, such as Juliette Lewis and Marilyn Manson. These works appear in various magazines and newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times and Gear magazine. .Some of these writings have shown up in his book Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories.^ Included in Haunted is the controversial and wildly popular short story "Guts," which has been causing people to faint and vomit at his readings since he first premiered it while on tour for his collection of journalism, Stranger than Fiction .
  • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

^ Chuck Palahnuik is an American writer of some consequence, who has, to date, penned six novels, two non-fiction books, numerous essays and short stories, and at least one (apparently poor, abortive ) screenplay.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction .
  • Chuck Palahniuk - The Daily Beast 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]

.Palahniuk also includes some non-fiction factoids within his fictional works.^ Thankfully Stephen King's later non-fictional work, 'On Writing'' was a much more readable creature.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The extremity of Palahniuk's fiction was also formed by his admiration of Shirley Jackson 's work.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Read all but the non-fiction works which just dont appeal to me.
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

According to the author, these are included in order to further immerse the reader in his work.

Criticism

The content of Palaniuk's works has earned him a reputation as a nihilist. .Palahniuk however rejects this label, claiming he is a Romantic, and that his works are mistakenly seen as nihilistic because they express ideas that others do not believe in.^ By exploring these impulses in their work, they bring into the spotlight of public discourse these ideas.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Chuck Palahniuk: Not for Edward and Brad because they were both perfect.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[19]
Palahniuk represents a distinct voice for an interim generation. ."Coming to consciousness during the Vietnam War, watching Watergate destroy trust in public office, and raised by parents among whom divorce was popular but not well managed" this group, born between 1957 and 1965, grew up disassociated from and dissatisfied with institutions (L. E. Andrews, The Daily Cougar).^ The former war correspondent and politician argues that on the issue of public trust in public life, New Labour’s record was unforgivably negative .
  • edfest.tv - The Edinburgh Festivals TV Channel 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.edfest.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also grew up with some of the popular classics: Bradbury and Stephen King and Ira Levin.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

Palahniuk channels this spirit, its ache to build and its inability to follow through. As they have aged, this half-generation has not developed a strong sense of group identity and are well known to alumni offices across America as the Lost Generation, regularly donating less to their colleges and universities than any other age group. .From Project Mayhem in 'Fight Club' to Carl's building and destroying of model buildings in 'Lullaby', Palahniuk catheterizes his generation’s anger, failure, and disheartening desire to destroy whatever they build.^ Lullaby is the only other one of his novels besides "Fight Club" that would work as a movie.
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And that's all that I've read of his, i'm rereading fight club right now, then i'll move on to Lullaby.
  • CHOKE: Chuck Palahniuk On Inspiration | FoxSearchlight.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC content.foxsearchlight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So even as Chuck Palahniuks characters destroy themselves and fuck up, they are fucking up heroically.

“Chuck’s nihilism, small ‘n’, is a reflection of his age. The foundational act of his generation is the actual destruction of the global financial system in 2008” (A. Broussard, The Oswego Review).
Laura Miller of Salon.com wrote a scathing review of Diary, saying that Palahniuk's books "traffic in the half-baked nihilism of a stoned high school student who has just discovered Nietzsche and Nine Inch Nails" and that "everything even remotely clever in them has been done before and better by someone else".[20]
.In response, fans as well as Palahniuk himself (who had never responded to a review before) sent angry e-mails to Salon's Letters section.^ Palahniuk sent Jackson's ashes on to his publishing company, who has them under lock and key.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Chuck Palahniuk is not the kind of writer who forces himself into a routine in order to make himself produce.

^ While I don't worship him, I've been a huge fan of Palahniuk's for years, and I appreciate the experiment in form, it just doesn't work that well.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

.Palahniuk observed "Until you can create something that captivates people, I'd invite you to just shut up.^ And it was just like Hey you guys, just shut up until I get some paper.

^ The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” --Chuck Palahniuk What was the last book you read?
  • Alise's Profile - Paramore.net 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.paramore.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is where Chuck Palahniuk takes these dying people to their support group meetings every week, just to be their ride.

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one."[21]
.As Palahniuk's career continues, some critics have also accused him of using lurid subject matters simply because it is expected of him.^ Some say that the apocalypse swiftly approacheth, but that simply ain't so according to Chuck Palahniuk.
  • Chuck Palahniuk : Survivor: A Novel 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC bookmooch.com [Source type: News]

In Tasha Robinson's review of Haunted in The A.V. Club, Robinson wrote that gruesome scenes are "piled up to such extremes that it seems like Palahniuk is just double-daring himself to top each new vile degradation with something worse."[22]

Adaptations

.Other than the film, Fight Club was also adapted into a fighting video game loosely based on the film, which was released in October 2004 to universally poor reviews.^ Buster Casey was just like every small kid born into a small town, searching for real thrills in a world of video games and action movies.
  • Chuck Palahniuk - Rant - AbeBooks 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.abebooks.com [Source type: General]

^ One Dimensional Man: Fight Club and the Poetics of the Body.” Film Criticism 28, no.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ Tripped Out: The Psychedelic Film and Masculinity.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 21 (2004): 161-171.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

[23] .Palahniuk has mentioned at book readings that he is working on a musical based on Fight Club with David Fincher and Trent Reznor.^ I loved Fight Club (the movie) but Palahniuk's books have never done it for me.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm reading Fight Club right now.
  • new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've not read either book, but I loved Fight Club the film.
  • CHOKE: Chuck Palahniuk On Inspiration | FoxSearchlight.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC content.foxsearchlight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] .Edward Norton has said that he thinks it is unlikely that he and Brad Pitt, who "can't sing", would reprise their film roles for the musical.^ The movie w/the same name starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton is based upon this book.
  • Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club - AbeBooks 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.abebooks.com [Source type: General]

^ My friend and I went to it mostly because Brad Pitt and Ed Norton starred in the movie.
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

^ People said that "Fight Club" would be impossible to turn into a movie, but I think David Fincher loved that challenge.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[25]
.Graphic novel adaptations of Invisible Monsters and Lullaby, drawn by comic artist Kissgz, aka Gabor, are available online.^ Invisible Monsters (2010) Director: Jesse Peyronel Writers: Chuck Palahniuk (novel) Jesse Peyronel (writer) Release Date: 1 September 2010 (USA) .
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26]
.Following the success of the movie of Fight Club, interest began to build in adapting Survivor to film.^ I've wondered for a while if Palahniuk pushes the envelope on gore further and further with each book as a kind of joke on the sort of fans he gained after Fight Club (the movie) came out.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ Their club would still be thriving if the movie had not generated so much publicity around fighting.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ One Dimensional Man: Fight Club and the Poetics of the Body.” Film Criticism 28, no.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

[citation needed] The film rights to Survivor were first sold in early 2001, but no movie studio had committed itself to filming the novel. .After the attacks on The Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the movie studios apparently deemed the novel too controversial to film because it includes the hijacking and crashing of a civilian airplane.^ The Fincher film, though, elevated Palahnuik and his novel to such a level of notoriety that the world "cult" takes on a different meaning (as in his official website 8 , titled " The Cult ").
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Fight Club and the World Trade Center: On Metaphor, Scale and the Spatio-Temporal (Dis)Location of Violence.” Journal for Cultural Research 7, no.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

[27] .However, in mid-2004 20th Century Fox decided to commit itself to adapting Palahniuk's novel.^ FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen.
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen.
  • FARK.com: (3847245) Chuck Palahniuk set to have yet another novel, "Lullaby" adapted to the big screen. His novel "Snuff" about a porn star aiming to break the gangbang record with 600 men, expected to be a harder sell 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Palahniuk has said that the people who made the film Constantine will be working on this film.^ Chuck Palahniuk: I would say NO. In fact, now I write with the idea of making my work more difficult to film.
  • CNN - Chatpage - Books 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead, Palahniuk’s newest novel chronicles a relatively charming rabies epidemic spread by a backwoods time-traveler who murdered an awful lot of people.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

[28]
.In the meantime, the film rights to Invisible Monsters and Diary were also sold.^ UGO: Monsters is going to be a film, right?
  • Chuck Palahniuk Talks Choke, Making People Faint and Fight Club: The Musical?: Movies: UGO 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fight Club Invisible Monsters Survivor Diary See the other poll > See results > back to voting screen CHOKE (2008) at Sundance .
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ Fight Club, Survivor, Invisible Monsters Diary, Haunted, Rant Non-fiction (Fugitives and Refugees, Stranger than Fiction I like it all, I have no taste!
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

.While little is known about some of these projects, it is known that Jessica Biel was signed on to play the roles of both Shannon and Brandy in Invisible Monsters, which was supposed to begin filming in 2004 but as of 2005 has not begun production.^ I thought Fight Club and Invisible Monsters were both better.
  • Chuck Palahniuk : Survivor: A Novel 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC bookmooch.com [Source type: News]

^ UGO: I wanted to ask you about your novel Invisible Monsters .
  • Chuck Palahniuk Talks Choke, Making People Faint and Fight Club: The Musical?: Movies: UGO 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On January 14, 2008, the film version of Choke premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston with Clark Gregg directing.^ Fight Club Invisible Monsters Survivor Diary See the other poll > See results > back to voting screen CHOKE (2008) at Sundance .
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ Film versions of Survivor and Invisible Monsters are in the works, and it is rumored that David Fincher is interested in directing a film version of Lullaby in the future.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Go read "Choke" (which is apparently about to be a movie starring Sam Rockwell) for great Palahniuk that also, kind of deals with time travel (sans grandma rape).
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

[29] .David Fincher has expressed interest in filming Diary as an HBO miniseries.^ Film versions of Survivor and Invisible Monsters are in the works, and it is rumored that David Fincher is interested in directing a film version of Lullaby in the future.
  • Chuck Palahniuk@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

[30][31]

Website

.In 1999, a fan by the name of Dennis Widmyer introduced himself to Palahniuk at a reading for Invisible Monsters.^ Invisible monsters / Chuck Palahniuk.
  • iPac2.0 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC ipac.vpl.ca [Source type: General]

^ I have Invisible Monsters, and I want to start reading it.
  • new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sorry Matt, I wasn't aware that only fans of Chuck Palahniuk are allowed to buy and read his books.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

.He pitched the idea of a website devoted to Palahniuk, as he felt at the time that there was not enough information available online for the author.^ At the same time, there is a part of the author that is these characters.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even with all of his celebrity, Chuck Palahniuk is quick to point out that a lot of the ideas he put out there in Fight Club are not necessarily new.

Palahniuk was flattered and accepted the offer, unsure if Widmyer would actually follow-through with his plan. .A few weeks later, he received an email from Widmyer informing him that ChuckPalahniuk.net was now up and running and already growing a dedicated fan base.^ And its only now that he realizes how bitterly he blamed his father for not being there for him growing up, only when he realizes how much hes fucked up himself as a father.

Approving of the site, Palahniuk soon gave Widmyer permission to call it official.
Over the course of the next ten years, the website (which calls itself The Cult) grew to become the largest of its kind. .With over 700,000 page views a month and 30,000 registered users on its forums alone, it expanded to include sections on Palahniuk's books, movies, media appearances, tour dates and more.^ I've wondered for a while if Palahniuk pushes the envelope on gore further and further with each book as a kind of joke on the sort of fans he gained after Fight Club (the movie) came out.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ I loved Fight Club (the movie) but Palahniuk's books have never done it for me.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ This book is less fictional biography and more masturbatory ode to Palahniuk’s own imagination.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

But perhaps its most important feature remains the Writers' Workshop. .In 2004 Palahniuk and Widmyer conceived of a section on the site where up and coming writers could submit their original work to a database and have it read, rated and reviewed by their peers.^ This is where Chuck Palahniuk started wishing there was somewhere you could go where you could walk up to someone and tap them for a fight as easy as asking them to dance.

^ The crossouts in the review were extremely clever - I've read all of Palahniuk's fiction, and the Tyler Durden type recurs in every single novel.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

.The section accepted everything from short stories and poems to screenplays and novel excerpts.^ An interesting but predictable premise that would have been more suited for a short story or an episode of a television show, but definitely not worth dragging out into a novel.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has a fondness for short stories (Ephron, Didion, Jones, Richards, Williams, Hempel, Junot) rather than novels, although he clearly enjoys a good novel.
  • Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Posts 1/2008: chapters.indigo.ca 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC community.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

.Palahniuk would then pen a monthly 'How To' essay on writing that his readers could benefit from and apply to their own craft.^ If through writing, you exorcise your own personal demons, readers will relate to your honesty and openness.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They attempt to orchestrate a chord which resonates with their readers allowing their fiction to transcend artificiality and to imbue their writing with a life of its own.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

This process continued for three years.
.In February 2009, Palahniuk began accepting six stories every month from his fans that would be narrowed down through a nominations process every month.^ I would be glad to have the NIN & Palahniuk "fans" to read the first chapter of my novel right here .
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

^ Palahniuk could have instead organically integrated the stories into the through story of the devolution of the group as a process of the natural personal pre-occupation of people and the need to perpetuate themselves as the lead characters in their own personal dramas.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Being as familiar as I am with the writing process of Palahniuk as I am I began to recognize where themes were coming from in Palahniuk's personal experiences.
  • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

.The stories are read and reviewed by Palahniuk and helpful feedback is provided for the writer.^ Because the next thing Chuck Palahniuk did was help to organize a writers group.

^ The crossouts in the review were extremely clever - I've read all of Palahniuk's fiction, and the Tyler Durden type recurs in every single novel.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ When I first started reading this I thought it was a review of a short story I've read called Rant by Nancy Collins.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

.It is Palahniuk's intention in 2010 to select the best stories from the year and publish them in an Anthology for which he will be writing the introduction.^ Write one or two good books and then just change the names and re-write the same story for years to come.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

.Besides contributing thoroughly to his fans through the Writers Workshop on the site, Palahniuk also tries to answer every piece of fan mail sent to him.^ The other myth-shattering bit is that Chuck Palahniuk immediately enrolls himself in a writers workshop in the then-newish Minimalist movement.

^ I was a BIG fan up until I tried to read "Diary" 4 times and couldnt get through it because it bored me to tears.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

^ While I don't worship him, I've been a huge fan of Palahniuk's for years, and I appreciate the experiment in form, it just doesn't work that well.
  • Rant by Chuck Palahniuk | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

He sometimes sends odd gifts (such as plastic severed hands, prom tiaras, and masks) back with his responses. .He also often gives these to fans at his book readings, sometimes as prizes for asking him questions.^ I can usually stomach these kinds of books, but about 2/3 of the way through I had to put it down for a second because I couldn't believe what I was reading.
  • Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

Along with signing fans' books at these readings, he also marks them with humorous rubber stamps that relate to the books (for instance, a stamp of "Property of Dr. B. Alexander Sex Reassignment Clinic" in a copy of Invisible Monsters).

Television appearances

Besides his various promotional outings, Palahniuk has also made several notable television appearances to discuss cultural issues, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations exploring his beloved Pacific Northwest in 2007[32] and the BBC's Hardtalk Extra in 2004.[33]

Awards

Palahniuk has won the following awards:
  • the 1997 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (for Fight Club)
  • the 1997 Oregon Book Award for Best Novel (for Fight Club)[34]
  • the 2003 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (for Lullaby)[35]
He was also nominated for the 1999 Oregon Book Award for Best Novel for Survivor and for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel for Lullaby in 2002 and Haunted in 2005.

Bibliography

Fiction

Non-fiction

  • Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon (2003)
  • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
  • You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection (2008) (introduction)

Films

  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Choke (2008)
  • Invisible Monsters (2010)
  • Haunted (TBA) - optioned property
  • Survivor (TBA) - script stage
  • Rant (TBA) - optioned property
  • Diary (TBA) - optioned property
  • Lullaby (TBA) - optioned property

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "[1]". Chuckpalahniuk.net. Retrieved June 1, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Bunn, Alstin (May 21, 2008). "Open Book: Chuck Palahniuk writes stories that fearlessly expose the darkest parts of the human experience. So why is it that when it comes to his sexuality there are still some things he likes to keep hidden?". The Advocate. http://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid54713.asp. Retrieved May 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ Jenkins, Emily. "Extreme Sport". The Village Voice. October 19, 1999.
  4. ^ "Fright club". The Observer. May 8, 2005.
  5. ^ Palahniuk, Chuck. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories. Garden City: Doubleday, 2004. pp.195-199 ISBN 0-385-50448-9
  6. ^ Palahniuk, Chuck. Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories. Garden City: Doubleday, 2004. p. 56. ISBN 0-385-50448-9
  7. ^ Tomlinson, Sarah. "Is it fistfighting, or just multi-tasking?". Salon.com. October 13, 1999.
  8. ^ a b c Author FAQ: "How did he land an agent? Believe it or not, Chuck had to go through hell and back to land an agent..."
  9. ^ Author FAQ: "Who is his agent? Edward Hibbert of Donadio & Olson, Inc. is Chuck's book agent. Check out Edward's double life as an actor..."
  10. ^ Glitz, Michael (December 25, 2001). "Hibbert on: out actor Edward Hibbert talks about the Noises Off revival, his side career as an agent, and the best antidote to anthrax". The Advocate. Archived from the original on 2007-11-01. http://web.archive.org/web/20071101100455/http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2001_Dec_25/ai_83451277. Retrieved May 23, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Palahniuk, Slapstick, Skyspace". Studio 360, NPR. February 12, 2006.
  12. ^ Chalmers, Robert. "Chuck Palahniuk: Stranger than fiction". The Independent. August 1, 2004.
  13. ^ http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article4396841.ece
  14. ^ "I dare you". The Guardian. March 13, 2004.
  15. ^ "Clarion West Turns 25". Locus Magazine, September 2008: Page 5
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ "What Authors Influenced You?", Authorsontheweb.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2007.
  18. ^ The Unexpected Romantic: An Interview with Chuck Palahniuk, AlterNet.
  19. ^ Williams, Laura J. "Knock Out". Ann Arbor Paper. Retrieved June 20, 2005.
  20. ^ Miller, Laura. "review of Diary". Salon.com. August 20, 2003.
  21. ^ "Salon.com Letters". .Response by Palahniuk to Laura Miller's review.^ Chuck Palahniuk responds to Laura Miller's review of his latest book.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By Laura Roberts   |  Published 7/23/2008 Snuff A review and critical analysis of Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'll have to say that I agree with the men who responded to Laura Miller's review of Chuck Palahniuk (and I am a 47-year-old female librarian).
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

    August 26, 2003.
  22. ^ Robinson, Tasha. "Haunted". The AV Club. May 17, 2005.
  23. ^ Game Rankings: Fight Club
  24. ^ Chang, Jade. "tinseltown: fight club and fahrenheit". BBC.co.uk. July 2, 2004.
  25. ^ "The Scoop: Elisabeth Hasselbeck invited to Palin rallies/Plus: Ed Norton disses Brad Pitt's singing; Katie Holmes no ratings winner". MSNBC.com. Microsoft/MSN. October 23, 2008. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27329218/. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 
  26. ^ The Cult
  27. ^ Postcards from the Future: The Chuck Palahniuk Documentary. Kinky Mule Films. DVD Video. 2003.
  28. ^ Epstein, Daniel Robert. "Chuck Palahniuk: Author of Haunted". SuicideGirls.com. Retrieved May 12, 2006.
  29. ^ Widmyer, Dennis. Chuckpalahniuk.net. April 30, 2007.
  30. ^ Sciretta, Peter. The Chuck Palahniuk Update. Cinematical.com. June 17, 2005.
  31. ^ Chuckpalahniuk.net. Retrieved October 12, 2006.
  32. ^ "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" Pacific NW (2007)
  33. ^ "HARDtalk Extra" Chuck Palahniuk (2006)
  34. ^ Oregon Book Awards. Literary Arts, Inc. Retrieved June 20, 2005.
  35. ^ Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards. Retrieved June 20, 2005.
  36. ^ "'Pygmy': Chuck Palahniuk's 2009 Novel, Plot Revealed!". Chuckpalahniuk.net. March 20, 2008. http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/news/plot-chuck-palahniuks-2009-novel-pygmy-revealed. Retrieved March 20, 2008. 
  37. ^ Chuck Palahniuk; interviewed by Michael Roberts (May 21, 2008). "Snuff Author Chuck Palahniuk Predicts Columbine Porn". The Latest Word. Denver Westword. http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2008/05/snuff_author_chuck_palahniuk_p.php. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  38. ^ "First Details For Chuck Palahniuk's 2010 Novel, "Tell All"". Chuckpalahniuk.net. March 7, 2009. http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/first-details-for-chuck-palahniuks-2010-novel-tell-all. Retrieved March 7, 2009. 

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born 1962-02-21) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist.^ Cult novelist Chuck Palahniuk is not what he seems.
  • The Unexpected Romantic: An Interview with Chuck Palahniuk | | AlterNet 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Read more About: Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: [ˡpɑlənɪk] ) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist born in Pasco, Washington.

^ Choke: interview with novelist Chuck Palahniuk .
  • Choke: interview with novelist Chuck Palahniuk - Telegraph 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

Sourced

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  • I think they've always gone on.^ I think they've always gone on.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Palahniuk : I think they've always existed.
    • Playboy - Playboy Interview: Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.playboy.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Always, I think they could’ve been better, somehow they could’ve been perfect, but I always fail.
    • Choke by Chuck Palahniuk < Reviews | PopMatters 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .I've gotten some irate letters from oldsters saying "We did this in the 1930s.^ I've gotten some irate letters from oldsters saying "We did this in the 1930s.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I've gotten some odd letters from high school English teachers asking me to write to their students and tell them not to read my books.
    • CHUCK PALAHNIUK | Weekly Dig 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.weeklydig.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’ve gotten good at making the best out of bad things, so even a bad thing is tempered by the idea that I could use it for something, that I could do some good with it.
    • Sam, Clark, and Chuck: ‘Choke’ Artists - BlackBook 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

    .You didn't invent anything."^ You didn't invent anything."
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .And I'm like, "Gramps, you should have put a name on it and sold it, because that’s all I did."^ And I'm like, "Gramps, you should have put a name on it and sold it, because that’s all I did."
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Which one(s) and did you like them?
    • Books By Chuck Palahniuk - Meez Forums 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC forums.meez.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've seen his name a few times in the OTL. __________________ So I hear a rumor you're tracking all our internet activity.
    • new CHUCK PALAHNIUK book - SNUFF - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • On the creation of Fight Club
    • Interview with Rolling Stone (2002-09-19)
  • I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it.^ Was there a real Fight Club?

    ^ Fight Club Turns 10 .
    • Chuck Palahniuk // Current 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I really liked Fight Club, a lot.
    • Chuck Palahniuk [Archive] - The Explosm Fora 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television.^ But it's so much more than that.
    • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television.

    ^ As with his take on Portland, he’s more interested in the funny stories that people tell one another and the truths they convey than in theory and generalization.

    .
    • Interview with the San Francisco Bay Guardian (2002-10-30)
  • It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation.^ Interview with the San Francisco Bay Guardian ( 2002 - 10-30 ) It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation.
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.notable-quotes.com [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On the creation of Fight Club Interview with Rolling Stone ( 2002 - 09-19 ) I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .It's a lot more difficult to perform one.^ It's a lot more difficult to perform one.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Salon.com Letters.^ Salon.com Letters .
      • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      .Response by Palahniuk to Laura Miller's review.^ Chuck Palahniuk responds to Laura Miller's review of his latest book.
      • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
      • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

      ^ By Laura Roberts   |  Published 7/23/2008 Snuff A review and critical analysis of Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk.
      • Chuck Palahniuk - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I'll have to say that I agree with the men who responded to Laura Miller's review of Chuck Palahniuk (and I am a 47-year-old female librarian).
      • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
      • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

      .(2003-08-26)
  • If you haven’t already noticed, all my books are about a lonely person looking for some way to connect with other people.^ I wish I had kept my art from all the way back in 2003.
    • Battle for Improvement by ~Heiros on deviantART 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC heiros.deviantart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So all my books are about people finding romance and about risking revealing themselves to one other person.
    • Chuck Palahniuk Interview ‹ Little White Lies — Independent Film Magazine 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.littlewhitelies.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Some people say it's my funniest book so far.
    • Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]


    .In a way, that is the opposite of the American Dream: to get so rich you can rise above the rabble, all those people on the freeway or, worse, the bus.^ In a way, that is the opposite of the American Dream: to get so rich you can rise above the rabble, all those people on the freeway or, worse, the bus.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ This review comes to all of you humbly dedicated to one Donlee Brussel, a reviewer who has taught me so much in the ways of civilized society.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club: A Novel Reviews. Buying Guides & Consumer Product Reviews - Epinions.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

    ^ One of his proverbs is: "Life's greatest comfort is being able to look over your shoulder and see people worse off, waiting in line behind you."
    • Wit, Pain and Dystopian Fantasies - WSJ.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
  • The journalist researches a story.^ Stranger than Fiction: True Stories .
    • Bookworm's Lair - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bookwormslair.de [Source type: General]
    • Bookworm's Lair - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bookwormslair.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Stranger than Fiction .
    • A Multitude of Jesuses: Christ Figures in the Work of Chuck Palahniuk » A Modest Construct 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC heliologue.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Stranger than fiction : true stories Palahniuk, Chuck.
    • Deschutes Public Library /All Locations 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC catalog.dpls.lib.or.us [Source type: General]
    • Search for Palahniuk, Chuck | Ann Arbor District Library 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.aadl.org [Source type: General]

    The novelist imagines it.
    .What’s funny is, you’d be amazed at the amount of time a novelist has to spend with people in order to create this single lonely voice.^ So you send out this request for a certain type of information and it creates this kind of party game, a way of people being together, and they call you and they reward you.

    ^ The amount of time I spend reading fashion blogs is probably on par with the most dedicated cancer research labs.
    • Stahl: Twitter makes following fashion, Kardashian family easy | The Pitt News 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pittnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There were quite a lot of art/artist jokes and references that I can see some people would not appreciate or simply not find funny or interesting if you are not are do not know an artist.
    • FARK.com: (3479098) Good news for Fight Club fans: It looks like Chuck Palahniuk's new movie Choke...won't 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This seemingly isolated world.^ This seemingly isolated world.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


    .It’s hard to call any of my novels “fiction.”
    • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
  • All my friends with PalmPilots and cell phones, they’re always calling themselves and leaving reminders to themselves about what’s about to happen.^ Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004).
    • USATODAY.com - Palahniuk's work can 'make you feel a little sick' 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A. No, they were all researched or from friends.
    • Chuck Palahniuk's 'Pygmy' is Huge - The Ampersand 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stranger than Fiction: True Stories .
    • Bookworm's Lair - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bookwormslair.de [Source type: General]

    We leave Post-it notes for ourselves. .We go to that shop in the mall, the one where they engrave whatever shit you want on a silver-plated box or a fountain pen, and we get a reminder for every special event that life goes by too fast for us to remember.^ Are you going to go to one?
    • Gettingit.com: Fight Club 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.gettingit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We go to that shop in the mall, the one where they engrave whatever shit you want on a silver-plated box or a fountain pen, and we get a reminder for every special event that life goes by too fast for us to remember.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But I hear they're making a movie for every one of his novels, and a Broadway musical for Fight Club.
    • MemeFirst: The perils of knee-jerk blogging 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.memefirst.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We buy those picture frames where you record a message on a sound chip.^ For the forks to be bent it sounds like a pretty bad drop (accident) I would strip it down to the frame and make sure you are not dealing with a bent bike.
    • TotalRuckus • View topic - 2005 Metropolitan Help Needed... 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC totalruckus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You want to feel your intestines, go buy a pack of those lambskin condoms.
    • Guts by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.seizureandy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Subject: ìGUTSî by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.subgenius.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You'll need one of those speakerphones where it sounds like you're calling from deep inside somewhere.
    • Bold Type: Excerpt by Chuck Palahniuk 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: Original source]

    We videotape everything! .Oh, and now there’s those digital cameras, so we can all email around our photos — this century’s equivalent of the boring vacation slide show.^ Oh, and now there’s those digital cameras, so we can all email around our photos — this century’s equivalent of the boring vacation slide show.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Obsessive documentation seems to be the order of the day -- there are at least four video cameras, numerous digital audio recorders and all manner of photo amateurs, uploaders and cellphone junkies.
    • Chuck Palahniuk - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Start a profile to collect quotes (showing 1-50 of 571) "All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring.
    • Quotes by Chuck Palahniuk (page 1 of 12) 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    We organize and reorganize. We record and archive. .
    • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
  • Everything is funnier in retrospect, funnier and prettier and cooler.^ Stranger than Fiction: True Stories .
    • Bookworm's Lair - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bookwormslair.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Chuck Palahniuk has contributed to Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories as an author.
    • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk,PB- Books Buy Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories India - Infibeam.com 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.infibeam.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004).
    • USATODAY.com - Palahniuk's work can 'make you feel a little sick' 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    .You can laugh at anything from far enough away.^ The fear that one experiences when you realize that you've swum out far enough that you might not be able to get back to shore.
    • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think we’re now far enough away from the horror of 9/11 that we can look at transgressive or sort of fatalistic romances again.
    • Denver - The Latest Word - Snuff Author Chuck Palahniuk Predicts Columbine Porn 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC blogs.westword.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
  • Why have I sold out?^ Why have I sold out?
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Stranger than Fiction: True Stories .
    • Bookworm's Lair - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bookwormslair.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Chuck Palahniuk has contributed to Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories as an author.
    • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories - Chuck Palahniuk,PB- Books Buy Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories India - Infibeam.com 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.infibeam.com [Source type: General]

    .You think I'm supposed to grow old, beating some trite old protest drum that people don't hear anymore?^ I don't think that applies to you, Athena.
    • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you can change the way people think.
    • Quotes by Chuck Palahniuk (page 1 of 12) 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You think I'm supposed to grow old, beating some trite old protest drum that people don't hear anymore?
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Please; protest is now just a backdrop for a Diesel clothing ad in a slick fashion magazine.^ Please; protest is now just a backdrop for a Diesel clothing ad in a slick fashion magazine.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .My goal is to create a metaphor that changes our reality by charming people into considering their world in a different way.^ People really get into it.
    • Interviews > Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So we, in a way, really pool our resources.

    ^ My goal is to create a metaphor that changes our reality by charming people into considering their world in a different way.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .It's time — for me, at least — to be clever and seduce people by entertaining them.^ It's time - for me, at least - to be clever and seduce people by entertaining them.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .I'll never be heard if I'm always ranting and griping.^ I'll never be heard if I'm always ranting and griping.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ My father always said, Get married before the sex gets boring or you'll never get married.
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • "You Ask The Questions," The Independent Review (2004-03-25)
  • How sweet!^ Fight Club, answers question from a girl in the audience who asked if he got picked on in school, because how ...
    • Videos of Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.listal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Particularly because their reasoning has nothing to do with Palahniuk’s talent and everything to do with OMG VULGARITY OH NOES. If I may ask, how are you getting arrogance from Palahniuk's writing ?
    • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Leila If I may ask, how are you getting arrogance from Palahniuk’s writing?
    • Teacher Suspended Over Chuck Palahniuk Short Story - The Dreamin' Demon 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dreamindemon.com [Source type: General]

    .You still believe in death...^ Do you believe in life after death?
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ You still believe in death...
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

    that's just so... quaint. .Well, sorry to pop your death bubble, but there's no such thing.^ Well, sorry to pop your death bubble, but there's no such thing.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.notable-quotes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are no products in your shopping cart.

    ^ Well there are many things that are but hey i can't be the best thing in everyone’s life all the time.
    • Larissa [panownage] | MySpace 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So make the best of things.^ So make the best of things.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.notable-quotes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But the things that really last aren't necessarily the best or the worst or the most loved things, but they're the things that make the biggest impression.
    • Strange Horizons Articles: Interview: Chuck Palahniuk, by Jeff Sartain 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’ve gotten good at making the best out of bad things, so even a bad thing is tempered by the idea that I could use it for something, that I could do some good with it.
    • Sam, Clark, and Chuck: ‘Choke’ Artists - BlackBook 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

    .Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking.^ Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.notable-quotes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And that’s kind of my sole responsibility, just to bring it to light, and I don’t really think you can slight people for that.
    • Catching Up With... Chuck Palahniuk :: Books :: Features :: Paste 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.pastemagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I really wish that would be made into a movie, though i don't think they could ever make Shannon as frightening as I picture her in my mind.
    • Chuck Palahniuk Music Discussion 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.gnooks.com [Source type: General]

    .Don't waste good drugs on killing yourself.^ Don't waste good drugs on killing yourself.
    • Chuck Palahniuk: You Ask The Questions - Profiles, People - The Independent 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.notable-quotes.com [Source type: General]

    .Share them with friends and have a party.^ Share them with friends and have a party.

    Or send them to me. .
    • "You Ask The Questions," The Independent Review (2004-03-25)
  • The first step — especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money — the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture.^ The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture.
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Your account allows you to post comments and reviews, upload videos and images, access or our forums, write personal blogs, and maintain your profile.
    • BD Horror News - Chuck Palahniuk's Latest Adaptation, 'Lullaby' 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bloody-disgusting.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Your perception of this book will hugely and apparently reflect your perception of the world, and not since The World According To Garp has any novel made me question myself like this.
    • Reader reviews of Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.bookbrowse.com [Source type: General]

    .To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in.^ To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in.
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Chuck Palahniuk Quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.notable-quotes.com [Source type: General]
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: General]

    To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. .
    • Closing remarks made on an eClass forum (Barnes & Noble University) (2004-12-05)
  • I love being with people.^ Pygmy breaks through to recognizing these evil bullies as being loving people who don't know everything.
    • Interview with 'Pygmy' Author Chuck Palahniuk - TIME 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.time.com [Source type: General]

    ^ People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
    • Chuck Palahniuk quotes 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC en.thinkexist.com [Source type: General]
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: General]

    .But I need a script, a role, something that will help me overcome my fears of rejection and shame.^ Which in my opinion is something this culture needs real bad.
    • “Guts” by Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC averyblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ My second choice was: If You're a Young Sexually Irresponsible Girl with a Drinking Problem, Get the Help You Need.
    • Bold Type: Excerpt by Chuck Palahniuk 25 September 2009 0:34 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: Original source]

    Most religions and belief systems provide a blueprint for some sort of community. And the religion’s leaders model a way of being. .For example, in my book Choke, a character enacts his own death and resurrection every night – as does the narrator in Fight Club.^ That night, Fight Club is created.
    • Bloody knuckles, Fascist carnage, and testicular cancer. - Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club: A Novel - Epinions.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Rant - A close second to Fight Club for my favorite book.
    • CHOKE: Chuck Palahniuk On Inspiration | FoxSearchlight.com 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC content.foxsearchlight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don’t love my own books.
    • Choke by Chuck Palahniuk < Reviews | PopMatters 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    Here’s Jesus, allowing himself to look terrible in front of his peers. That’s the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. .
  • All I do is track a profane route to something (I hope) profound.^ Chuck Palahniuk, 2005 ISBN 0393327345 .
    • http://getglue.com/books/fight_club/chuck_palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Chuck Palahniuk: prophet or profane?
    • Chuck Palahniuk: prophet or profane? | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk .
    • Powells.com Interviews - Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

    Like swimming a river of shit for a kiss.
  • Going to spring break at Ft. Lauderdale, getting drunk and flashing your breasts isn't an act of personal empowerment. .It's you, so fashioned and programmed by the construct of a patriarchal society that you no longer know what's best for yourself.^ Simply stated, unless you were personally present and witnessed the event, there's no way for anyone to know the truth about any situation.
    • Icons of Fright Books and Comics: HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk - LUNAR PARK by Bret Easton Ellis 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.iconsoffright.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No really - I loved the movie, you know.

    ^ He's one of these people that, I don't know, no matter what you say you feel like an idiot.
    • The DVD Journal | A few pointed questions for Chuck Palahniuk 10 February 2010 13:26 UTC www.dvdjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    A damsel too dumb to know she is even in distress.

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Chuck Palahniuk (born February 21, 1962) is an American satire author. He is well known for writing the award-winning book Fight Club. It was later made into a movie directed by David Fincher. He lives in the state of Washington.

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Career

Palahniuk started writing books when he was in his mid-thirties. His first book, Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Already, was never made into a book because he didn't think the story was very good. When he tried to write his next novel, Invisible Monsters, publishers did not like it because they thought it was too scary. This made him work on his most famous book, Fight Club. He wrote it to try to scare the publisher even more for not publishing his book. Palahniuk wrote this story in his spare time. After first writing it as a short story, Palahniuk made it longer into a full book, which, surprising to him, was published.[1]

In 1999, a changed version of Invisible Monsters, and his fourth novel, Survivor, were published. This made Palahniuk a cult figure. A few years later Palahniuk wrote his first New York Times bestseller, Choke. After that, Palahniuk's later books would mostly have the same success. This success allowed him to travel and promote his books, where he reads from new and upcoming books.

Bibliography

Fiction

  • Fight Club (1996)
  • Survivor (1999)
  • Invisible Monsters (1999)
  • Choke (2001)
  • Lullaby (2002)
  • Diary (2003)
  • Haunted (2005)
  • Rant (2007)
  • Snuff (2008)
  • Pygmy (2009)[2][3]
  • Tell All (2010)[4]

Non-fiction

  • Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon (2003)
  • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
  • You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection (2008) (introduction)

Movies

  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Choke (2008)
  • Invisible Monsters (2010)
  • Haunted (TBA) - optioned property
  • Survivor (TBA) - script stage
  • Rant (TBA) - optioned property
  • Diary (TBA) - optioned property
  • Lullaby (TBA) - optioned property

References

  1. Tomlinson, Sarah. "Is it fistfighting, or just multi-tasking?". Salon.com. October 13, 1999.
  2. "'Pygmy': Chuck Palahniuk's 2009 Novel, Plot Revealed!". Chuckpalahniuk.net. March 20, 2008. http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/news/plot-chuck-palahniuks-2009-novel-pygmy-revealed. Retrieved March 20, 2008. 
  3. Chuck Palahniuk; interviewed by Michael Roberts (May 21, 2008). "Snuff Author Chuck Palahniuk Predicts Columbine Porn". The Latest Word. Denver Westword. http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2008/05/snuff_author_chuck_palahniuk_p.php. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  4. "First Details For Chuck Palahniuk's 2010 Novel, "Tell All"". Chuckpalahniuk.net. March 7, 2009. http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/first-details-for-chuck-palahniuks-2010-novel-tell-all. Retrieved March 7, 2009. 


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 24, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Chuck Palahniuk, which are similar to those in the above article.








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