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Chuck Palahniuk - Author

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk's six novels are Diary, Lullaby, Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a book about Portland, Oregon, and the non-fiction collection Non-fiction. He lives in Washington State.

 

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Make Something Up

Make Something Up

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Twenty-one stories and a novella that will disturb and delight, from the author of Fight Club. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display. In 'Zombies', the best and brightest of a high school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In 'Knock, Knock', a son hopes to tell one last off-colour joke to his dying father , while in 'Tunnel of Love', a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in 'Excursion', Fight Club fans will be thrilled to find a side of Tyler Durden never seen before. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

Inventeaza ceva

Inventeaza ceva

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

Inventeaza ceva aduce laolalta douazeci si trei de povestiri scrise de-a lungul mai multor ani si publicate in diverse reviste literare sau cu totul inedite. Sumbre sau amuzante, provocatoare, excentrice si tulburatoare, povestirile lui Chuck Palahniuk sunt, fiecare in parte, un exercitiu stilistic de o originalitate si o inventivitate cuceritoare. Ca e vorba de un adolescent eminent, lobotomizat dupa o sesiune de electrosocuri cu defibrilatorul din cabinetul medical al scolii, ca in Zombi"e;, sau de un fiu increzator in terapia prin ras care incearca sa-si salveze tatal bolnav de cancer in faza terminala cu o colectie de glume nesarate, ca in Cioc-cioc"e;, sau de primele aparitii ale faimosului Tyler Durden din Fight Club, cum se-ntampla in Expeditia"e;, povestirile sale infioara, uluiesc sau incanta, insa nu te lasa nicio clipa indiferent.

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 1)

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 1)

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2015

Im Milleniumsjahr 2000 entwickelte sich "e;Fight Club"e; zu einem waschechten Massenphanomen. Die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Debutromans von Chuck Palahniuk (der ebenfalls das Drehbuch schrieb) wurde ein Blockbuster, Regisseur David Fincher zahlt seither zu den wichtigsten Filmemachern Hollywoods und Autor Chuck Palahniuk mauserte sich zum enfant terrible der amerikanischen Literaturszene und besetzt regelmaig die Bestsellerlisten. Den Rest besorgte Brad Pitts ikonische Darstellung des Tyler Durden, in dem sich nihilistischer Kulturpessimismus und anarchistischer Befreiungskampf wider die Diktatur des verlogenen Mittelstandsgehorsams schauderhaft vereinten. "e;Fight Club"e; war atzende Kapitalismuskritik im Gewand des Starkinos, der Kult halt bis heute an. Was mag 15 Jahre spter aus Tyler Durden geworden sein, dessen dsteren Zukunftsprognosen von der Gegenwart so verheerend unterboten wurden? Die Frage lie dem bekennenden Comicfan Palahniuk keine Ruhe, und so schuf er zusammen mit dem kanadischen Starzeichner und Eisner-Award-Gewinner Cameron Stewart (Superman Adventures, B.P.R.D., Batman) exklusiv diese Graphic Novel, um Tyler Durden, nach Literatur und Film, im Comic eine weitere Bhne zu geben. Tyler Durden ist zurck - zweifellos eine der faszinierendsten Fortsetzungen der zeitgenssischen amerikanischen Popkulturgeschichte!

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 2)

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 2)

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2015

Im Milleniumsjahr 2000 entwickelte sich "e;Fight Club"e; zu einem waschechten Massenphanomen. Die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Debutromans von Chuck Palahniuk (der ebenfalls das Drehbuch schrieb) wurde ein Blockbuster, Regisseur David Fincher zahlt seither zu den wichtigsten Filmemachern Hollywoods und Autor Chuck Palahniuk mauserte sich zum enfant terrible der amerikanischen Literaturszene und besetzt regelmaig die Bestsellerlisten. Den Rest besorgte Brad Pitts ikonische Darstellung des Tyler Durden, in dem sich nihilistischer Kulturpessimismus und anarchistischer Befreiungskampf wider die Diktatur des verlogenen Mittelstandsgehorsams schauderhaft vereinten. "e;Fight Club"e; war atzende Kapitalismuskritik im Gewand des Starkinos, der Kult halt bis heute an. Was mag 15 Jahre spter aus Tyler Durden geworden sein, dessen dsteren Zukunftsprognosen von der Gegenwart so verheerend unterboten wurden? Die Frage lie dem bekennenden Comicfan Palahniuk keine Ruhe, und so schuf er zusammen mit dem kanadischen Starzeichner und Eisner-Award-Gewinner Cameron Stewart (Superman Adventures, B.P.R.D., Batman) exklusiv diese Graphic Novel, um Tyler Durden, nach Literatur und Film, im Comic eine weitere Bhne zu geben. Tyler Durden ist zurck - zweifellos eine der faszinierendsten Fortsetzungen der zeitgenssischen amerikanischen Popkulturgeschichte!

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 3)

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 3)

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2015

Im Milleniumsjahr 2000 entwickelte sich "e;Fight Club"e; zu einem waschechten Massenphanomen. Die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Debutromans von Chuck Palahniuk (der ebenfalls das Drehbuch schrieb) wurde ein Blockbuster, Regisseur David Fincher zahlt seither zu den wichtigsten Filmemachern Hollywoods und Autor Chuck Palahniuk mauserte sich zum enfant terrible der amerikanischen Literaturszene und besetzt regelmaig die Bestsellerlisten. Den Rest besorgte Brad Pitts ikonische Darstellung des Tyler Durden, in dem sich nihilistischer Kulturpessimismus und anarchistischer Befreiungskampf wider die Diktatur des verlogenen Mittelstandsgehorsams schauderhaft vereinten. "e;Fight Club"e; war atzende Kapitalismuskritik im Gewand des Starkinos, der Kult halt bis heute an. Was mag 15 Jahre spter aus Tyler Durden geworden sein, dessen dsteren Zukunftsprognosen von der Gegenwart so verheerend unterboten wurden? Die Frage lie dem bekennenden Comicfan Palahniuk keine Ruhe, und so schuf er zusammen mit dem kanadischen Starzeichner und Eisner-Award-Gewinner Cameron Stewart (Superman Adventures, B.P.R.D., Batman) exklusiv diese Graphic Novel, um Tyler Durden, nach Literatur und Film, im Comic eine weitere Bhne zu geben. Tyler Durden ist zurck - zweifellos eine der faszinierendsten Fortsetzungen der zeitgenssischen amerikanischen Popkulturgeschichte!

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 4)

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 4)

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2015

Im Milleniumsjahr 2000 entwickelte sich "e;Fight Club"e; zu einem waschechten Massenphanomen. Die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Debutromans von Chuck Palahniuk (der ebenfalls das Drehbuch schrieb) wurde ein Blockbuster, Regisseur David Fincher zahlt seither zu den wichtigsten Filmemachern Hollywoods und Autor Chuck Palahniuk mauserte sich zum enfant terrible der amerikanischen Literaturszene und besetzt regelmaig die Bestsellerlisten. Den Rest besorgte Brad Pitts ikonische Darstellung des Tyler Durden, in dem sich nihilistischer Kulturpessimismus und anarchistischer Befreiungskampf wider die Diktatur des verlogenen Mittelstandsgehorsams schauderhaft vereinten. "e;Fight Club"e; war atzende Kapitalismuskritik im Gewand des Starkinos, der Kult halt bis heute an. Was mag 15 Jahre spter aus Tyler Durden geworden sein, dessen dsteren Zukunftsprognosen von der Gegenwart so verheerend unterboten wurden? Die Frage lie dem bekennenden Comicfan Palahniuk keine Ruhe, und so schuf er zusammen mit dem kanadischen Starzeichner und Eisner-Award-Gewinner Cameron Stewart (Superman Adventures, B.P.R.D., Batman) exklusiv diese Graphic Novel, um Tyler Durden, nach Literatur und Film, im Comic eine weitere Bhne zu geben. Tyler Durden ist zurck - zweifellos eine der faszinierendsten Fortsetzungen der zeitgenssischen amerikanischen Popkulturgeschichte!

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 5)

Fight Club II: Buch 1 (Kapitel 5)

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2015

Im Milleniumsjahr 2000 entwickelte sich "e;Fight Club"e; zu einem waschechten Massenphanomen. Die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Debutromans von Chuck Palahniuk (der ebenfalls das Drehbuch schrieb) wurde ein Blockbuster, Regisseur David Fincher zahlt seither zu den wichtigsten Filmemachern Hollywoods und Autor Chuck Palahniuk mauserte sich zum enfant terrible der amerikanischen Literaturszene und besetzt regelmaig die Bestsellerlisten. Den Rest besorgte Brad Pitts ikonische Darstellung des Tyler Durden, in dem sich nihilistischer Kulturpessimismus und anarchistischer Befreiungskampf wider die Diktatur des verlogenen Mittelstandsgehorsams schauderhaft vereinten. "e;Fight Club"e; war atzende Kapitalismuskritik im Gewand des Starkinos, der Kult halt bis heute an. Was mag 15 Jahre spter aus Tyler Durden geworden sein, dessen dsteren Zukunftsprognosen von der Gegenwart so verheerend unterboten wurden? Die Frage lie dem bekennenden Comicfan Palahniuk keine Ruhe, und so schuf er zusammen mit dem kanadischen Starzeichner und Eisner-Award-Gewinner Cameron Stewart (Superman Adventures, B.P.R.D., Batman) exklusiv diese Graphic Novel, um Tyler Durden, nach Literatur und Film, im Comic eine weitere Bhne zu geben. Tyler Durden ist zurck - zweifellos eine der faszinierendsten Fortsetzungen der zeitgenssischen amerikanischen Popkulturgeschichte!

Beautiful You

Beautiful You

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2015

From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more... Penny Harrigan is a low level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka 'Climax-Well', a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called 'Beautiful You'. So potent and effective are these devices that women line up in their millions outside the stores on opening day then lock themselves in their room and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?

Beautiful You

Beautiful You

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2015

From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more... Penny Harrigan is a low level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka 'Climax-Well', a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called 'Beautiful You'. So potent and effective are these devices that women line up in their millions outside the stores on opening day then lock themselves in their room and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?

Beautiful You

Beautiful You

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2014

Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a law firm with no love life. So it comes as a shock when she's invited to dinner by C. Linus Maxwell, a mega-billionaire. After dinner, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris where Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the development of new sex toys. So effective are these devices that women lock themselves in their room and stop coming out...

Doomed

Doomed

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison's journey across the unspeakable (and really gross) landscape of the afterlife to confront the Devil himself. But her story isn't over yet. In a series of electronic dispatches from the Great Beyond, Doomed describes the ultimate showdown between Good and Evil. After a Halloween ritual gone awry, Madison finds herself trapped in Purgatory - or, as mortals like you and I know it, Earth. She can see and hear every detail of the world she left behind, yet she's invisible to everyone who's still alive. Not only do people look right through her, they walk right through her as well. The upside is that, no longer subject to physical limitations, she can pass through doors and walls. Her first stop is her parents' luxurious apartment, where she encounters the ghost of her long-deceased grandmother. For Madison, the encounter triggers memories of the awful summer she spent upstate with Nana Minnie and her grandfather, Papadaddy. As she revisits the painful truth of what transpired over those months, her saga of eternal damnation takes on a new and sinister meaning. Madison has been in Satan's sights from the very beginning, as through her and her narcissistic celebrity parents he plans to engineer an era of eternal damnation. For everyone. Once again, our unconventional but plucky heroine must face her fears and gather her wits for the battle of a lifetime. Dante Alighieri, watch your back; Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

Burnt Tongues An Anthology of Transgressive Short Stories

Burnt Tongues An Anthology of Transgressive Short Stories

Author: Chuck Palahniuk, Dennis Widmyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2014

Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories - taboo subjects, shocking images - selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and then hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best from his online writers' workshop. These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression. Some may say, even a scar.

Doomed

Doomed

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the adventures in the afterlife begun in Damned. Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from hell, she now wanders the purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her do-gooding celebrity parents, fighting the malign control of Satan, recounting the disgracefully funny encounter with her grandfather in a fetid highway rest stop in upstate New York when she-oh, never mind-and climaxing in a rendezvous with destiny on the new, totally plastic continent in the Pacific called, not at all accidentally, Madlantis.Dante Alighieri, watch your back. Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2013

No author can shock readers quite like bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk ("e;Fight Club,"e; "e;Choke,"e; "e;Damned"e;), whose meditations on the darkest depths of the American ego have been known to induce fainting fits in his audiences. Palahniuk channels both Stephen King and John Cheever in this singularly sinister and hilarious short story, straight from the passive-aggressive front lines of modern marriage, where a wife's frustration, along with the family cat, become weapons of mass destruction.Rachel married Ted because he was uncomplicated and loyal. But he was also devoted to his wretched house (done up in black granite, black appliances, even black dishware) and his first love, an old, flatulent cat named Belinda Carlisle. Once Rachel becomes pregnant, Ted reluctantly agrees to move and give up the cat. But the house doesn't sell, and Belinda Carlisle still haunts their home: every day the creature becomes fatter and more malodorous. When the house burns to the ground in a freak conflagration and the couple's daughter, April, is born blind soon thereafter, the marriage is never the same again. Only on a business trip three years later does Rachel begin to reckon with the damage.In an Orlando motel room far from Ted and April, Rachel wonders: Is her simple-minded husband more vindictive and manipulative than even Rachel could have imagined? How far will she go to keep the upper hand-a bit of emotional and physical torture, perhaps? Will she win the battle, only to lose so much else?If all is fair in love and war, there are few contemporary writers better equipped than Palahniuk to travel the extremes, right to the chilling intersection of "e;I do"e; and "e;I'm damned."e; ABOUT THE AUTHORChuck Palahniuk is the author of "e;Fight Club"e; and "e;Choke,"e; as well as ten other novels-most recently "e;Damned"e;-and two books of nonfiction. Shooting will begin this summer on the film version of his novel of linked stories, "e;Haunted."e; His forthcoming novel "e;Doomed"e; will be released later this year, as will the award-winning short film "e;Romance,"e; an adaptation of his work by the director Andy Mingo.PRAISE FOR CHUCK PALAHNIUK "e;Chuck Palahniuk's rightful place is among literary giants. He combines the masculinity of Ernest Hemingway, the satirical bent of Juvenal and the attitude of Lenny Bruce."e; -Greensboro News & Record "e;[Palahnuik] has a singular knack for coming up with inventive new ways to shock and degrade."e; -The New York Post"e;Palahniuk [follows] a long tradition of high morbidity that links recent nihilists like Will Self and Bret Easton Ellis back to Ballard and William S. Burroughs, and beyond them, to the original literary Skeletor, de Sade-in whose writing a roiling disenchantment with the world is underpinned by a vivid, pimple-squeezing self-disgust."e; -The New York Times "e;Funny, always on the edge of reality and bloodied by the profound horror of narcissism."e; -Playboy

Damned

Damned

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Are you there, Satan? It's me, Madison' Meet Madison, whip-tongued daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, abandoned at a Swiss boarding school over Christmas while her parents are off adopting more orphans. Madison dies of a marijuana overdose and awakes to find herself in Hell, sharing her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that's almost too good to be true. Welcome to the afterlife as only Palahniuk could imagine it - he makes eternal torment, well, simply divine.

Invisible Monsters Remix

Invisible Monsters Remix

Author: Chuck Palahniuk Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2012

An expanded, radically refashioned "e;director's cut"e; of a favorite Palahniuk novel Injected with new material, Invisible Monsters Remix fulfills Chuck Palahniuk's original vision for his 1999 novel, moving a daring satire on beauty and the fashion industry even further into a wildly unique listening experience. Palahniuk's fashion-model protagonist has it all-boyfriend, career, loyal best friend-until an accident destroys her face, her ability to speak, and her self-esteem. Enter Brandy Alexander, queen supreme, one operation away from becoming a bona fide woman. Laced in are new chapters of memoir and further scenes with the book's characters. Listeners will jump between chapters and have a second listen to understand the dissolve between fiction and fact, taking them on a ride they'll never forget.