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|Wednesday, January 19th, 2011|
Fanmade poster for Invisible Monsters made by me.
for more info and the full sized poster.
|Monday, September 14th, 2009|
|Saturday, September 12th, 2009|
|Thursday, August 27th, 2009|
Mafia. Werewolf. Cry wolf. The wolf game. It's got a lot of names. But why not? It's a fun game, after all, isn't it? Gather around, draw cards or roll dice for roles, try to guess which of your friends are stabbing you in the back. Maybe it's even you doing the stabbing. ( Who knows?Collapse )
|Monday, May 18th, 2009|
I am only about 1/3rd of the way through with Pygmy, but I definitely don’t hate it. More & more I’m actually loving it. Granted it’s a tough read, but that’s exactly what makes it so refreshingly Palahniuk; it is so stomach-churning, so witty and disgusting and “omgnohedidNOT!” The fact that the reader must take the time and decode the language in order to reach the Palahniuk-esquities is actually my favorite part, it’s as if he finally woke up to the fact that he’s become “mainstream” and instead of cranking out those half-hearted, quick-fix, transparent reads to appease the masses (ahem, Snuff) he’s decided to go the opposite route. For the first time in 3 years, I feel like he isn’t writing to be a crowd pleaser, to inspire the next blockbuster or to even be a bestseller (even though Pygmy is still #3
, despite the endless complaints).
In short, I consider Pygmy to be both his gift to loyal fans and a slap in the face to the bandwagoners (in fact, it’s probably safe to say that one begets the other). Sure, it’s different, but underneath it all is totally a Palahniuk book in it’s rawest form..And so the real question is: how hard are you willing to work to get to the chewy center?
|Thursday, May 7th, 2009|
First Details For Palahniuk's 2010 Novel, "Tell All"
Chuck revealed that, while caring for his mother last year, he actually wrote three novels! The one which is going to drop in 2010 is called "Tell All" and if you thought Chuck couldn't get anymore original and daring... think again.
The plot: The novel will feature Lillian Hellman, a real life playwright. She is best known as Dashielle Hammet's lover and the writer of the controversial film "The Children's Hour" which featured Audrey Hepburn and Shirley McClain as lesbians. According to the interview, Chuck wants to reinvent her as a "larger than life Super Hero" and talk about her incredible life and exploits, as she wrote about them in her memoir "An Unfinished Woman".
I've recently decided that I'm in an abusive relationship with Chuck Palahniuk, because I'll keep coming back for more no matter how many times I get burned. But come on, the bruises from Pygmy haven't even healed yet. I'm not sure I can get excited at this moment in time.
|Tuesday, May 5th, 2009|
|Wednesday, April 29th, 2009|
Thought I would join and as I have joined thought I would post to introduce myself.
I'm a pretty big Palahniuk fan, his book being the first book being aimed at a target audience for adults that I actually read and well reading Invisible Monsters as a 14 year old was pretty intense.
Since then I've pretty much fallen for his style and it's heavily influenced who I am and where I'm going with my life (studying professional writing in University next year to get into the publishing industry with hopefully the outcome of my own work being published one day)
I've read Invisibles Monsters, Fight Club, Haunted, Lullaby and Diary and utterly love them all. Need to update and add to my collection and am so excited about his new book, slightly sad he doesn't tour it round the UK though, London at least! Any other UK fans in this comm?
Well that's a little on me!
Can anyone recommend the next Palahniuk book I should read? Would also be great to hear your verdict on Snuff, I've heard mixed reviews and also Choke as a movie? How was it? And anyone else REALLY want to see some professional Palahniuk comic books out there? Look forward to hearing from you all!
|Monday, April 20th, 2009|
SuicideGirls’ Fight Club Opens For Public Spar
The ten-year anniversary of one of SuicideGirls' favorite films, Fight Club
, is coming up later this year. To mark the occasion, for the first time they're making their kick-ass Fight Club photoset homage available to view by non-members. Click HERE
|Sunday, April 19th, 2009|
I recently went to the bookstore and picked up a few of Chuck's novels.
Lullaby, Diary, and Rant.
any suggestions on what to read first?
(and what NOT to read?)
|Friday, April 17th, 2009|
Is it any good?
It's one out of two Chuck books I haven't read yet.
:( Current Mood: geeky
|Thursday, April 9th, 2009|
Haunted - The Movie
Optioned and in Post-Production
It seems HAUNTED is now on the fast-track to become Chuck Palahniuk's next movie adaptation. Variety reported that the option was acquired by Brian Levy, who has launched a management and production company called New School Media. 'Haunted' will be their first project. The writer and director is going to Belgium filmmaker Koen Mortier (pictured below). Mortier already has a building filmography listed on the IMDB, but is most noted for his last film Ex-Drummer. Koen is on board to write and direct the adaptation.
Koen is a filmmaker not saturated by Hollywood. An outsider. And with 'Haunted' being such a tough adaptation, it will be interesting to see someone that might have a very unique and fresh approach to the material. What do you all think? Sound off.
director Koen Mortier
|Tuesday, March 31st, 2009|
Was anyone else waiting in anticipation to see how the contestant on Jeopardy would pronounce Palahniuk...She was wrong by the way.
|Monday, February 9th, 2009|
|Sunday, January 18th, 2009|
|Thursday, January 15th, 2009|
|Sunday, December 21st, 2008|
Alright, seeing as this community is DEAD, let's spice it up a little bit.Show me your Palahniuk inspired tattoo pieces.
|Tuesday, November 25th, 2008|
|Tuesday, November 18th, 2008|
I'm in the mood for some new authors. Any suggestions of authors and/or books that would suit a Palahniuk fanatic? TIA.
|Saturday, October 18th, 2008|
Pre-order for Pygmy.
I saw a grand total of no one had mentioned this, so I thought I should give the news.
Pygmy, Chuck Palahniuk's new book, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. What Chuck had to say about it to a fan about eight months ago (wtf guys. Why is no one talking.):
I've just finished the first draft of a novel called "Pygmy," a dark comedy about terrorism and racism. The lead character is a 13-year-old foreign exchange student sent to live with a suburban, white, middle-class family. Oh, and they're Christians. The visit is for six months, and he's one of a dozen similar kids, all shipped to America to live with typical families. http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/pre-order-chuck-palahniuks-next-book-pygmy
The secret truth is that Pygmy is a terrorist, trained since infancy in martial arts, chemistry and radical hatred of the United States. He has six months to build a prize-winning project for the National Science Fair. If he succeeds, he and his project will go to Washington, D.C. for the finals competition -- where the project will explode, killing millions.
So far, Gerry Howard says it's the best book I've done. Fingers crossed for luck.
Get pumped. YEAHHH.